WUHAN, China — Fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the semifinals of the Wuhan Open on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Madison Keys of the United States. Halep dominated the eighth-seeded Keys with powerful groundstrokes to set up a semifinal match against either Johanna Konta or Petra Kvitova. With the win, Halep improved to 4-1 against Keys and qualified for her third straight appearance at the WTA Finals in Singapore. It was Halep’s third victory against Keys this year following wins in the third round of Wimbledon and in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Alexander Zverev withdrew from the Shenzhen Open on Wednesday, citing fatigue three days after winning his first ATP title in St. Petersburg. Zverev, at 19 the youngest winner on tour in more than eight years, arrived late from