The highlight of this Tuesday at the China Open were second-round victories of Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep, who have set up a rerun of their recent US Open first-round thriller in which the Russian prevailed, improving her head-to-head record against the Romanian to 7-0.
The second-seeded Halep advanced to the third round in Beijing when Magdalena Rybarikova retired ill in the second set, while wildcard Sharapova outlasted Ekaterina Makarova 6-4 4-6 6-1.
Our photographer Jimmie48 is bringing us photos of these two encounters, as well as second-round coverage of Karolina Pliskova‘s victory over Andrea Petkovic, Agnieszka Radwanska‘s tough straight-set triumph over Zhang Shuai, and Petra Kvitova‘s win over Varvara Lepchenko.
MORE CHINA OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Monday: Muguruza retires, Kerber & Stephens eliminated
- Sunday: Radwanska, Svitolina, Pliskova, Wozniacki advance to the second round
- Saturday: Sharapova wins first-round thriller against Sevastova
Maria was ruthless. I saw that match and she was really happy with her win!