In the first 2017 China Open semifinal on Saturday, Simona Halep avenged her loss to Jelena Ostapenko in the French Open final by dispatching the Latvian 6-2 6-4 and was later joined in the title match by unseeded Caroline Garcia, who had little trouble eliminating Petra Kvitova 6-3 7-5. Both the matches were diligently covered by our photographer Jimmie48.
MORE CHINA OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Friday: Halep, Ostapenko, Kvitova, Garcia advance to the semifinals
- Thursday: WTA quarterfinal lineup completes in Beijing
- Wednesday: Halep FINALLY beats Sharapova, Kasatkina ends Radwanska’s title defense
- Tuesday: Sharapova & Halep set up a rematch, Pliskova & Radwanska progress
- Monday: Muguruza retires, Kerber & Stephens eliminated
- Sunday: Radwanska, Svitolina, Pliskova, Wozniacki advance to the second round
- Saturday: Sharapova wins first-round thriller against Sevastova
Simona deserves the Top spot. She’s consistent and very hardworking. I hope she wins a slam soon. She’s really a great player.