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CoCo Vandeweghe vs Ashleigh Barty, Zhuhai Semi-Final Preview

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SF #2: (2) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ CoCo Vandeweghe vs (9) πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Ashleigh Barty

Saturday’s second semi-final in Zhuhai sees CoCo Vandeweghe and Ashleigh Barty go head-to-head for the first time. Vandeweghe and Barty both went undefeated in their groups to advance to the semi-finals, both are in good form heading into this intriguing semi-final clash. Barty has arguably been the form player thus far in Zhuhai, the Aussie’s serving has been particularly impressive. Vandeweghe has also been serving well this week and can match Barty from the service line. This will be an exciting clash between two powerful opponents, who will emerge victorious in the first meeting between the pair?

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Anastasija Sevastova vs Julia Goerges, Zhuhai Semi-Final Preview

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SF #1: (5) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova vs (7) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Julia Goerges

Saturday’s first semi-final at the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai sees Anastasija Sevastova come up against Julia Goerges. Both Sevastova and Goerges progressed through the group stage with a perfect record, winning both of their group matches in straight sets to set up an exciting semi-final clash. The head-to-head record between these is split at 2 wins apiece heading into Saturday’s semi-final. It was Sevastova who won their most recent match, a 3 set win in the Mallorca final on grass earlier this year. Can an in-form Goerges reverse the result of their previous match and claim the first spot in Sunday’s final in Zhuhai?

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Sloane Stephens vs Barbora Strycova, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(3) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens vs (11) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ Barbora Strycova

The final group stage match at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will see reigning U.S Open champion Sloane Stephens take on Barbora Strycova. Stephens and Strycova both proved to be no match for Anastasija Sevastova in their opening matches from the camellia group, both were defeated by the Latvian in straight sets ensuring it would be Sevastova would progresses through to the semi-finals. Stephens holds a 2-1 H2h advantage over Strycova and has won their last two matches, however, Stephens has not won a match since her historic U.S Open triumph. Can the American end a career changing season with a victory on Friday night with a victory over Barbora Strycova?

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Elena Vesnina vs Shuai Peng, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(6) πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Elena Vesnina vs (12/wc) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Shuai Peng

The first of two dead rubbers to close out day 4 in Zhuhai sees Elena Vesnina come up against Shuai Peng. CoCo Vandeweghe confirmed that she would be the one to progress to the semi-finals in the bougainvillea group as she went 2-0 with a straight set win over Elena Vesnina on Thursday night, eliminating Vesnina and Peng from the tournament. It all means that there is little to play for here, pride and a positive finish to 2017 will be on the line, both have had good seasons and will want to enter the off-season with a victory.

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Kristina Mladenovic vs Julia Goerges, Zhuhai Group Stage Preview

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(1) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Kristina Mladenovic vs (7) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Julia Goerges

The final semi-final spot at the 2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai will be up for grabs in the opening match of day 4. Julia Goerges is in prime position to progress to the next stage from the Azalea group, the German just needs to win one set against Kristina Mladenovic when the pair square off on Friday. Conversely, Mladenovic will need to beat Goerges in straight sets to advance. These two could not bring more contrasting form into this crucial match. Goerges has won 6 matches in a row after arriving in Zhuhai fresh off the title in Moscow whilst Mladenovic is on a 11-match losing streak. Can Mladenovic produce a miracle to snatch the final semi-final spot in Zhuhai?

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