Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka advance into China Open quarters
Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka are safely into the quarter-finals of the China Open.
World No 2 Wozniacki overcame a poor start to beat Anett Kontaveit 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 53 minutes.
— WTA (@WTA) October 4, 2018
The Australian Open champion was broken in the first game of the match, but hit back immediately and then claimed the crucial break in game 13 to take a one-set lead.
After trading a couple of breaks midway through the second set, Wozniacki broke again in game 10 to secure the win.
She will face Katerina Siniakova after the Czech qualifier beat 11th seed Kiki Bertens 6-4, 6-3.
US Open champion Osaka had another comfortable day at the office with the 10th seed from Japan claiming a 6-1, 6-3 win over 10th seed Julia Goerges.
“I’m not really sure what I’m capable of and also how I play on the day,” she said. “I know I played well today, better than all the other days.”
She added: “I’m not really sure, if someone were to play against me, what the first thing they would say would be. I know playing against Goerges, that she has a good serve, for example.
“Key today was just staying really focused and trying to return well because we both have really good serves. Well, she has a really good serve and I have a good serve!”
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