Agnieszka Radwanska cruises into China Open semi-finals as Madison Keys see off Petra Kvitova


Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska needed just an hour and 13 minutes to see off Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1 6-2, the Kazakh unable to offer much resistance in her second match of the day having earlier beaten Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 in the third round.

Madison Keys, seeded eighth for the tournament in Beijing, took another step towards WTA Tour Finals qualification, was provided with a much sterner test from two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, winning in three sets after two hours and 41 minutes.


The American will now face Johanna Konta, who boosted her hopes of a place in the Finals in Singapore by recovering from a slow start to end home hopes with a 6-4 6-0 win over Zhang Shuai.

Meanwhile, Elina Svitolina set up a meeting with Radwanska as she knocked out Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (7-3) 6-1.

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