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Ashleigh Barty: I feel like a Top-20 Player

Ashleigh Barty: I feel like a Top-20 Player

The top 15 women in the world all entered the tournament but Barty, the 16th seed, was the top-ranked player left after three rounds and closed out a punishing quarter-final on Thursday.

Also, seventh-seeded Joao Sousa defeated Vasek Pospisil 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (0), and Bernard Tomic beat Lloyd Harris 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (6).

The 26-year-old wild card made history as the first Chinese player to reach the Wuhan Open semifinals with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-1 conquest of Puig.

Australian Open victor Caroline Wozniacki fell to qualifier Monica Puig, losing 7-6 (10) 7-5 for her second defeat by the Puerto Rican this season following a loss in Miami. The match was not easy, but the Belarusian was able to change the course of the game, and achieved victory, 7-5, 6-3.

Two-time grand slam victor Garbine Muguruza crashed to a 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/1) loss at the hands of world number 47 Katerina Siniakova.

Earlier in the week, top seed Simona Halep fell to Dominika Cibulkova in her opener.

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Barty said she feels at home on the Wuhan centre court, even feeling it reminds her of Pat Rafter Arena. "I feel like the difference is who's going to take their opportunities and their chances, who's going to make or miss the shots". Well, she's a great player.

"I missed a lot of really easy balls".

Margarita Gasparyan continued her comeback with an impressive win over Tatjana Maria at the Tashkent Open, to reach her first WTA quarter-final in nearly two years.

Her exit means the first final of 2018 for the 22-year-old Kontaveit, who will be looking to win her second WTA title after enjoying a breakout season in 2017.

Tomic, who had his ranking bottom out at No.243 in May, saved a match point on Wednesday against South African Lloyd Harris in a 7-6 2-6 7-6 win.

Wang and Gavrilova traded breaks in the first set fighting to 5-all before a Wang break allowed her to power past the Australian, who suffered five double-faults on the way to losing the set.

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