Wang overpowers Bouchard to reach Taiwan Open semifinals
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Yafan Wang defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-4, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals of the Taiwan Open on Friday.
Wang took advantage of six double-faults by the 2014 Wimbledon finalist and will next face fourth-seeded Timea Babos, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-3.
Sabine Lisicki, in her first tournament since returning from offseason knee surgery, rallied from a set down to beat Monica Niculescu 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Lisicki will next meet Kateryna Kozlova, who defeated fifth-seeded Yulia Putintseva in the day’s first quarterfinal, 7-5, 6-3.