Shuai Zhang defeated Angie 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 at the China Open to move through to the quarterfinals. The match lasted one hour and 28 minutes.
Reported by WTATennis.com
Zhang cruised to the first three and last three games of the opening set as she won a trio to love, and also captured the last eight points of the opener against the Wimbledon champion.
However, the German who flipped the script in the second set, and it was the World No.3 who won the first three games and never dropped serve to send the match to a decider.
Kerber accumulated 36 unforced errors over the course of the match, and despite breaking twice, was largely unable to make inroads on the Chinesewoman’s serve.
Zhang landed 64 percent of her first serves in the win, and won 70 percent points played on her first delivery and 60 percent of the points on her second.