Qualifier ousts 2nd seed

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/9/14 23:38:39

China's Zhang Shuai became the latest seed to exit the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when she was ambushed by Kazakh qualifier Zarina Diyas.

The 23-year-old Diyas, ranked 72 places below Zhang at 100th in the world, thrashed the second seed 6-4, 6-2 in Tokyo, meaning only two of the top eight-ranked players in the tournament have survived to reach the quarterfinals.

Eighth seed Yulia Putintseva made it a red letter day for Kazakhstan against Chinese opponents by ousting Han Xinyun, who retired with a hip injury when trailing 6-2, 2-0.



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