Wang Qiang vs Caroline Wozniacki
|Date & Time||Saturday October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Caroline Wozniacki will be playing Wang Qiang in the semifinals of the 2018 WTA China Open in Beijing.
Caroline Wozniacki continued her good form in her previous match as she beat Katerina Siniakova in straight sets. In that victory, Wozniacki served exceptionally well as she won all of her service games. Wozniacki complemented her strong service games with excellent defensive tennis as she broke Siniakova serve on 4 occasions. This has been a really good tournament for Caroline Wozniacki as she has not lost a single set in the entire event. Wozniacki won the China Open in 2010 meaning she is very comfortable with the conditions at this event. Considering Wozniacki is playing extremely well and has an outstanding record at this event, she will be very hard to beat.
On the other side of the court, Wang Qiang enters this match in exceptional form. In the past 3 weeks, Wang has made the semifinals of the Wuhan Open and the Pan Pacific Open while winning the Guangzhou Open. This is set to be the fourth semifinal appearance for Wang Qiang in the past 4 weeks. This tournament is being played in China meaning Wang Qiang has had the strong support from her home crowd. That being said, Wang Qiang will be challenged greatly in this match as she is playing an elite opponent who is in exceptional form.
Caroline Wozniacki and Wang Qiang have played 4 times in the past with Wozniacki winning on 3 occasions. The last match between these two players was at this event 12 months ago where Wozniacki won.
While Wang has had a good tournament, I see her losing this match. Caroline Wozniacki is an exceptional player and she looks in outstanding form. With a good record at this tournament and good form heading into this match, I see Caroline Wozniacki winning this match and making another WTA final.