Aryna Sabalenka reaches ½ final of Premier tournament

Monica Puig- Wuhan 2018- Jimmie48/WTA

Monica Puig- Wuhan 2018- Jimmie48/WTA

"Today's win makes me very, very happy", Wang said.

The aggression of Pavlyuchenkova in the second set and most of the third asked a lot of Barty before the Russian abruptly conceded her last service game with two forehand errors.

Sabalenka, looking for the second WTA title of her career after clinching the Connecticut Open in August, grew even stronger in the second set as her aggressive and accurate shots often left the 17th-ranked Barty flat-footed.

Kontaveit will come up against another unseeded player in what will the biggest final of her career as she goes in search of a second title - the first coming in Den Bosch a year ago. "She put pressure on me".

Wang, who recently became China's No. 1 player, promised that there was more to come from her nation's women, who bear the burden of following Li, Asia's first Grand Slam victor and a trailblazer for tennis in China.

Aryna Sabalenka stands in her way next, the in-form 20-year-old beating Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-3.

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The 2017 's-Hertogenbosch champion's turnaround was absolute and increasingly one-sided: from 0-2 down, she reeled off 18 out of the next 24 points, including 13 consecutively in the middle of the set, and seven games in a row.

Barty, who has been impressive in her run to the final four at Wuhan, then regained her grip on the close encounter and survived Pavlyuchenkova's fightback.

China's tennis women are starting to get results to match their potential and are ready to follow in the footsteps of former great Li Na, rising star Wang Qiang said.

"I'm not disappointed, but I'm just sad this injury came from nowhere".

Sabalenka beat 16th seed Barty 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 in the second semi-final on Friday. Wang powered past Daria Gavrilova 7-5 6-2.

Wang moves on to the semi-final, where she will face either Estonia's Anett Kontaveit or the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova.

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