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Shuai Zhang and Vania King advance in Guangzhou

September 19, 2013

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Wild-card entry Shuai Zhang of China and American qualifer Vania King advanced to the semifinals of Guangzhou Open on Thursday as the three remaining seeded players were eliminated.

King beat eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5), while Zhang defeated Johanna Konta of Britain 7-5, 6-3.

Also, unseeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria eliminated second-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-1 and Zheng Jie beat third-seeded Laura Robson of Britain 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

King will face Zheng in the semifinals, and Zhang will face Meusburger.