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Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas books quarter-final spot in Zhengzhou

Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas books quarter-final spot in Zhengzhou
By PA Sport

20/04/2017 at 16:36Updated 20/04/2017 at 16:40

Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas will face top seed Peng Shuai for a place in the semi-finals of the Biyuan Cup Women's Tennis Open after beating Shiho Akita on Thursday.

Diyas sealed a 6-2 6-4 victory over the Japanese player in Zhengzhou to set up a last-eight clash with Shuai.

Number six seed Kurumi Nara of Japan was knocked out however, after she retired from her match with South Korea's Jang Su-jeong trailing 7-5 4-0.

But there were victories for third seed Duan Ying-Ying and fifth seed Zheng Saisai - both of China - after they recorded wins against Austria's Arina Rodionova and Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan, respectively, to progress to the quarter-finals.

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