Tag: China Open
Finn Mikko Korhonen has won the China Open beating French player Benjamin Herbert.
Kuang shot consecutive rounds of one-under-par 71 and was one of three amateur players from China to make the cut.
Shanghai fourth seed Zverev, who departed the Beijing hardcourts by smashing his racquet, kept his cool this time to defeat on-form Basilashvili 7-5, 6-4 in 92 cagey minutes.
Djokovic, who received a first-round bye, could pass Roger Federer at number two in world rankings if he reaches Sunday's final.
Basilashvili's victory over an under-the-weather del Potro at the weekend was just his second ATP title, the first coming in Hamburg in July.
Juan Martín del Potro, who had been battling illness, lost the China Open final to Nikoloz Basilashvili.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-3 in the China Open final to claim her third title of the season.
The 20-year-old Japanese was broken on her first two service games and had tears in her eyes as the match threatened to slip away in the second set.
Zhang Shuai stunned Angelique Kerber 6-1 2-6 6-0 in the China Open to set up a quarterfinal clash with Naomi Osaka.
Malek Jaziri beat Alexander Zverev 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4 and will play against Nikoloz Basilashvili in the China Open quarterfinals.
The Japanese will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight in the Chinese capital after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.
After beating Sloane Stephens, Dominika Cibulková next faces Anastasija Sevastova.
The towering Argentine top seed, enjoying one of the best seasons of his injury-blighted career, dismissed Russia's stubborn Karen Khachanov 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).
Del Potro, playing his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the US Open final last month, looked in fine form as he fired 10 aces and won 86% of points on his first serve to seal victory in 90 minutes.
The young Japanese star thrashed unseeded American Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-0 in just 53 minutes on Beijing's outside hard courts to saunter into round three.
World number one Simona Halep said that she was "worried now" after a persistent back problem forced her out of the China Open.
Petra Kvitová and Elina Svitolina lost their China Open matches against Daria Gavrilova and Aleksandra Krunić respectively.
Del Potro will head to the Shanghai Masters immediately after the China Open and is also chasing a spot at the season-ending ATP Finals.
Williams' name, along with that of her sister Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead of the tournament's start on Saturday in Beijing.
Ginting last beat Momota at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month.
Having won two medals at the Asian Games, Nicol David will enter the China Open with renewed confidence.
Andy Murray, who is currently taking part in the Washington Open, will play in the China Open in October.