Associated Press WUHAN, China -- Angelique Kerber lost her second match as the world's No. 1-ranked player, losing to Petra Kvitova in the third round of the Wuhan Open on Wednesday. Kvitova saved 17 of 22 break points on her way to the 6-7 (10), 7-5, 6-4 win over Kerber, who committed eight double faults. "It's always tough to play against Petra," Kerber said. "I think we both played on a really high level over three hours. At the end, I think there's no loser. I did everything today. I was fighting until the end." Kerber replaced Serena Williams atop the rankings with her run to the US Open title, and took time off before coming to China to start her Asian swing in Wuhan, where she had a bye
Simona Halep reached the Wuhan Open quarter-finals on Wednesday despite being knocked dizzy and forced to retire from a doubles match a day earlier. The Romanian world number five beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 before detailing the heavy blow from a ball which left her with bruising to her head. Halep was struck by a shot fired from the baseline by her doubles partner Jelena Ostapenko, before retiring from the match on Tuesday evening.
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