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Australian Ashleigh Barty takes a selfie with a fan after her victory over Angelique Kerber at the Wuhan Open on 26 September 2018

Australian Ashleigh Barty takes a selfie with a fan after her victory over Angelique Kerber at the Wuhan Open on 26 September 2018

Wang was even more dominant in the second set and wrapped up the match in just over an hour, having already made history by becoming the first Chinese player to reach the quarter-finals of the Wuhan Open, a WTA Premier 5 tournament.

Despite being stretched to three sets by Zheng Saisai in the previous round, Barty only took 77 minutes to knock out the Wimbledon champion 7-5 6-1. She will next face Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated 2016 runner-up Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-3.

Wang, ranked 34 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), continued her terrific recent form and broke Puig twice to rush into a 4-0 lead.

Up next for Wang is Estonia's Anett Kontaveit, who produced a dominant display to beat qualifier Katerina Siniakova 6-4 6-4.

The Australian world number 17 is looking for her second trophy of the season following her success at the Nottingham Open in June.

In the ensuing tiebreaker, Sabalenka reeled off five points in a row to steal the set. Now I really like to fight.

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But Barty wasn't without her chances on Friday night.

Wang, who recently became China's No. 1, promised there was more to come from her country's women, who bear the burden of following Li, Asia's first Grand Slam victor and a trailblazer for tennis in the world's most populous nation. I feel like I'm a top-20 player.

Margarita Gasparyan continued her comeback with an impressive win over Tatjana Maria at the Tashkent Open, to reach her first WTA quarter-final in nearly two years.

"From the beginning of the season, the goal has been top 20", she said.

The Australian is through to the last four for a second successive year, though she had to come back from a break down in the decider to finally get the better of Russian Pavlyuchenkova.

Tomic, who had his ranking bottom out at No.243 in May, saved a match point on Wednesday against South African Lloyd Harris in a 7-6 2-6 7-6 win.

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