Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the tennis tournament Tianjin Open (hard courts with a prize Fund 426 thousand dollars).
In the quarterfinals, the former first racket of the world defeated Swiss Stefanie Voegele 6:3, 6:1.
The match lasted 63 minutes.
The following competitor of the Russian will be determined in the meeting Peng Shuai (China) — Sarah Sorribes Tormo (Spain).
Belarusian Arina Sobolenko beat the Chinese player Zhu Lin 6:3, 6:4. Her opponent in the semifinals will be determined in the match Christina McHale (USA) — Sara Errani (Italy).