After Thursday's play was abandoned due to rain, all four Shenzhen Open quarterfinals will take place on Friday.
WTA Staff
January 3, 2019

Play starts at 1pm

CENTRE COURT

Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) [1] v Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) [5]

To a finish (6/4, 0/0)
[Q] Veronika KUDERMETOVA (RUS) v [WC] Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)

[Q] Monica NICULESCU (ROU) v WANG Yafan (CHN)

COURT 1

Nao HIBINO (JPN) / Anhelina KALININA (UKR) v DUAN Yingying (CHN) / Renata VORACOVA (CZE)

To a finish (2/0)
Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) v Alison RISKE (USA)

Not before 3pm (possible court change)
Timea BACSINSZKY (SUI) / Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) v PENG Shuai (CHN) / YANG Zhaoxuan (CHN) [2]

MATCH POINTS

Alison Riske has twice finished runner-up at Shenzhen. She lost in the final to Katerina Siniakova in 2017 and Agnieszka Radwanska in 2016.

Maria Sharapova also lost to Siniakova in the semifinals of last year's tournament. However, China has proved a happy hunting ground for the former WTA World No.1 with her most recent title coming at the 2017 Tianjin Open when she beat Aryna Sabalenka, 7-5, 7-6 in the final. That is their only previous meeting. 

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Sabalenka reached the quarterfinals here last season, losing to Simona Halep, as a prelude to a breakthrough year which saw her claim WTA titles in Connecticut and Wuhan.

Read more: Sharapova wins title in Tianjin