Following the conclusion of the round-robin phase, the semifinals take place on Saturday.
WTA Staff
November 3, 2018

Play starts at 1.30pm


Miyu KATO (JPN) / Makoto NINOMIYA (JPN) [2] v [WC] JIANG Xinyu (CHN) / YANG Zhaoxuan (CHN) [5]

Not before 3pm
Shuko AOYAMA (JPN) / Lidziya MAROZAVA (BLR) [4] v TANG Qianhui (CHN) / XUN Fang Ying (CHN) [6]

Not before 4:30pm
Julia GOERGES (GER) [5] v Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) [9]

Not before 7pm
Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) [7] v Qiang WANG (CHN) [11]


Julia Goerges and Ashleigh Barty will meet for the second time. The German won their only previous meeting, 7-6(6), 6-3, which was on grass in Birmingham earlier this year.

Both players are through to the semifinals here for the second successive year. 

WTA World No.14 Goerges has won seven of her last eight career meetings with Australian players, and has a 17-4 winning recover overall.

Barty, meanwhile, has a positive 7-5 record against Germans, including a 6-3, 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber in Zhuhai last year.

Madison Keys withdrew after the group stage with a knee injury and was replaced in the semifinals by Wang Qiang .

Prior to the beginning of Zhuhai, Garbiñe Muguruza had lost her previous four matches against Top 20 players.