In a gruelling China Open final, Maria Sharapova dug deep to beat Petra Kvitova 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Sunday. The match in Beijing lasted two hours and 28 minutes. With the win, the Russian climbed up to number two in the WTA singles rankings.
Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard, Poland`s Agnieszka Radwanska, US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic have wrapped up the last four spots at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.
World number three Petra Kvitova opened her campaign to win a second consecutive tournament in China in commanding style Wednesday as she dumped out home-crowd favourite Peng Shuai in the $5.4 million China Open.
World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Caroline Garcia to power through to the semi-finals of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open Thursday, while Canadian sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard also made it into the last four.