The devastating lost to svitolina in the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong

Luksika Kumkhum in the first round girls doubles at Wimbledon in 2010 in London England

No. 4 seed Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain avoided the upset, beating Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum 6-2, 7-5 to earn her spot in the semifinals.

In her first career meeting with Muguruza she win six of the final seven games of the third set behind stellar returning and crisp ball-striking.

The 18-year-old Yastremska is the sixth teenager this year and fourth born in this century to reach a WTA final.

She then recovered in dramatic style, coming down from 0-40 down at 5-4 to clinch the second set. The world number 39 overwhelmed her Australian opponent - who is ranked five places above her - with the power and precision of her ground strokes and ran away with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 victory after little more than an hour on court.

"I don't know a lot, but I know she's a young player and she plays really aggressive", Wang said.

The 26-year-old Chinese was serving for the match at 5-2 in the second set when the heavens opened Friday evening.

The current world number 24 grabbed headlines at the French Open with her straight-sets demolition of Venus Williams, offering a hint of what was to come.

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The ex-Wimbledon and French Open champion still has two more tournaments to play this season, which she said she was happy with despite her Grand Slam highlight being a semi-final finish at Roland Garros.

"I think I was really exhausted after the last two months", she said.

Svitolina, who is now looking for a tournament wild card to boost her Singapore chances, is also in the hunt for a new fitness and main coach for next season. I was still up, I was 5-3 and my serve, and in the match, I did some great service games, so I was just trying to do the same and focus point by point.

Zhang, who has won two career WTA singles titles, will be favourite to win against 18-year-old Yastremska, now ranked 102.

The Ukrainian offered glimpses of fantastic attacking tennis to beat Kristina Kucova 7-6 (6) 6-2, to progress to her first Tour-level semifinal.

Earlier, China's Zhang Shuai looked in ominous form as she swatted aside last year's runner-up Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.

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