HONG KONG, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber dropped only one game on Thursday as she completed a rain-delayed 6-2 3-6 6-2 win over little known American Louisa Chirico to reach the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open, while second seed Venus Williams slumped out.
Johanna Konta withdrew from the Hong Kong Open with an abdominal strain on Thursday, putting her chances of qualifying for the season-ending WTA Finals in jeopardy
Jelena Jankovic overcame Venus Williams in a battle of the former world number ones to set up a Hong Kong Open final clash with Angelique Kerber who thrashed Sam Stosur in straight sets.
HONG KONG, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4 6-4 to reach the Hong Kong Open second round on Tuesday as fourth seed Samantha Stosur suffered a shock loss to unseeded Japanese Nao Hibino.
Kerber beat Louisa Chirico 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Konta withdrew with an abdominal strain.