A pep-talk by 20-time Major winner has helped give the American teenager some perspective.
The 15-year-old describes her first WTA final as 'unreal'.
Sofia Kenin surprised by the support from the crowd even that late in the night.
The former world No 1 overwhelmed Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in just over an hour.
Naomi Osaka is glad to have made the final.
Sofia Kenin needed 3 sets to beat Sam Stosur.
Karolina Pliskova won 74% of her first service points, fired 7 aces and broke Petra Martic 4 times on her way to victory.
The Hong Kong Open is usually held at Victoria Park, one of the main gathering points for the mass protests in Hong Kong.
Vasek Pospisil says only the top 100 ATP Tour players make money because only 14% of the sport's revenues goes back to the players.
The reigning US and Australian Open champion, Naomi Osaka, won after taking the first set 6-2 when Germany's Tatjana Maria retired with a left abdominal injury.
Ashleigh Barty’s No 1 ranking is in jeopardy with the defeat to Sofia Kenin.
Zheng clinched the victory in the second set tiebreaker when Sabalenka doubled faulted on the first championship point.
Camila Giorgi will play against 79th-ranked American Jessica Pegula in the final.
In an epic match filled with drama it was Kyrgios who came out on top.
Murray has practised singles this week to improve his conditioning after the long layoff, while Tsitsipas booked his place in the semis at the ATP Washington Open.
World number four Halep said the decision to play in the first WTA event in South Australia had been made easier by her fondness for the city.
Both Svitolina and Sabalenka move on to the quarterfinals of the tournament with straight-set victories on Wednesday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas says he has matured a lot from last season.
Sydney's Daily Telegraph crowned Ashleigh Barty the 'new queen' of tennis.
Barty is only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings.
Barty will edge ahead of Naomi Osaka at the top of the rankings before Wimbledon by taking the Birmingham title.
Osaka is still trying to find her legs on grass.
Pliskova has never progressed past the semi finals in her four previous appearances in Rome.
Rome will be Williams's fourth tournament of the season and the first since being forced to withdraw from the Miami Open in April due to a knee injury.