King, Konta reach Guangzhou quarterfinals

by: AP September 18, 2013

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GUANGZHOU, China (AP)—Qualifiers Vania King of the United States and Johanna Konta of Britain made it to the Guangzhou Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

King, a main-draw winner as a qualifier for the fourth time this year, defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 to reach her first quarterfinals in 14 months.

Konta upset No. 4-seeded Shuai Peng of China 6-1, 6-3 to book her first career quarterfinal against another Chinese, Shuai Zhang, a 6-2, 6-2 winner over defending champion Su-wei Hsieh of Taiwan.

Other second-round winners included No. 2 Alize Cornet of France, No. 3 Laura Robson of Britain, and No. 8 Monica Puig from Puerto Rico.

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