2023 Guangzhou

Putintseva out-slices Maria in three sets, returns to Guangzhou semis

Yulia Putintseva defeated No.3 seed Tatjana Maria in three sets at the Galaxy Holding Group Guangzhou Open to reach her first tour-level semifinal since Budapest 2022, recovering after missing two match points in the second-set tiebreak. Putintseva was the 2018 Guangzhou runner-up to Wang Qiang.