World No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania beat local player Duan Yingying 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to enter the last eight of Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.
Romanian player put 21 winners against world number 91 Yinging. He defeated Yingying in only 98 minutes. With this win, Simon Halep has retained her number one ranking till the Australian Open tournament starting on January 15.
In the quarter-finals, Halep will face A. Sabalenka, who had beaten qualifier Danka Konnynich on Tuesday 6-1, 6-0.
Top seed Denmark’s Caroline defeated Croatia’s Petra Martic to make it to the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic Tennis Tournament.
Wozniacki, ranked number three in the world ranking, defeated the number 90 Martis in just 53 minutes, 6-2, 6-2. The Danish player made the first set only in 24 minutes.