In-form Russian Anna Blinkova looks to upset No. 3 seed Sofia Kenin in the semifinals of the Guangzhou International Women's Open.
WTA Staff
September 19, 2019

ORDER OF PLAY

CENTRE COURT -- 4:00 p.m. start
[WC] Samantha STOSUR (AUS) vs. Viktorija GOLUBIC (SUI)
Anna BLINKOVA (RUS) vs. [3] Sofia KENIN (USA) 
[2] DUAN Yingying (CHN) / YANG Zhaoxuan (CHN) vs. PENG Shuai (CHN) / Laura SIEGEMUND (GER)

COURT 3 -- 5:00 p.m. start
Alexa GUARACHI (CHI) / Giuliana OLMOS (MEX) vs. [3] Aleksandra KRUNIC (SRB) / Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR)

MATCH POINTS

No. 3 seed Sofia Kenin headlines the semifinalists in Guangzhou, with three unseeded players also looking to reach the final.

Kenin, a winner of two titles so far in three final appearances in 2019, is the lone player of the four to raise a trophy this season.

2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur is contesting her first WTA semifinal in over a year, having last featured in this round at the 2018 Mallorca Open. 

The Aussie is a winner of three straight matches for the first time this season this week, and looks to advance to her first final in two-and-a-half years as she faces Viktorija Golubic.

Anna Blinkova rounds out the semifinalists, as the 20-year-old Russian looks to advance to her first WTA singles final when she faces Kenin. 

The champion at the WTA 125K event in New Haven following a first round loss to Naomi Osaka at the US Open, the in-form Blinkova is 12-3 in her last three tournaments.