Zhang, King reach Guangzhou semis

Wild-card entry Shuai Zhang of China and American qualifer Vania

King advanced to the semifinals of Guangzhou Open on Thursday as

the three remaining seeded players were eliminated.

King beat eighth-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 1-6, 7-5, 7-6

(5), while Zhang defeated Johanna Konta of Britain 7-5, 6-3.

Also, unseeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria eliminated

second-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-1 and Zheng Jie beat

third-seeded Laura Robson of Britain 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

King will face Zheng in the semifinals, and Zhang will face