Italian Flavia Pennetta stunned World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki with a fierce 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7/2) comeback in the quarter-finals of the China Open yesterday.
The Dane looked to be in control before Pennetta began a fightback, winning the second set to nil, and dominating a third set tie-break. Pennetta, the World No 26, had lost all five of their previous meetings. Wozniacki has claimed six WTA trophies this season but -- despite her world ranking -- is still searching for her first Grand Slam crown.
Meanwhile, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska reached the final four after Serbian Ana Ivanovic retired with a back injury while trailing 6-3, 3-2.
Lee-Hesh exit Beijing: Indian doubles stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi crashed in the quarter-finals of the China Open yesterday losing 2-6, 3-6 to Croats Marin Cilic and Ivan Ljubicic.