Thursday’s second-round action completed at the Tianjin Open and quarterfinals are now set. Wildcard Maria Sharapova defeated Magda Linette 7-5 6-3 and will next face Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele, who defeated fifth seed Yulia Putintseva 6-2 6-3. The other three quarterfinal pairs include: third seed Peng Shuai (the only seed in the last eight) vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo, Christina McHale vs. Sara Errani and Aryna Sabalenka vs. Zhu Lin.
Our photographer Jimmie48 captured a number of the second-round matches, as well as Sharapova’s morning practice session and interaction with fans following her victorious match.
MORE TIANJIN OPEN 2017 PHOTOS:
- Wednesday: Zhu upsets Kvitova, Sharapova moves into second round
- Monday: WTA press conferences + players’ party
I think Maria has a very good chance of winning this tournament. She’s really playing well and a lot of seeds are ousted in 1R and 2R.