Radwanska reaches quarters in rain-hit Beijing

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Beijing, (AFP): Agnieszka Radwanska secured her second consecutive win over former number one Caroline Wozniacki to reach the China Open quarter-finals Thursday as rain delayed play on the outer courts.

The pair have met three times in as many weeks, with Wozniacki coming out on top in the first meet in Tokyo.

Wozniacki went on to bag the title in the Japanese capital, but Radwanska ended her seven match winning streak at last week’s Wuhan Open by ousting the Dane in the round of 16.

Third-ranked Radwanska broke Wozniacki’s serve three times in each set to book her Beijing quarter-final spot with a 6-3, 6-1 win.

Briton Johanna Konta was 4-1 up to US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova when rain brought their match to a halt.

Number 14 Konta is hoping for another top ten win over the sixth-ranked Czech as she aims to break into that elite grouping herself — and possibly qualify for the first time for the eight-player WTA Final in Singapore.

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