On October 5 Latvia's Anastastija Sevastova won Dominika Cibulková in two sets (6-3, 7-6 (7-5)), securing her place as Latvia's #1 in the WTA rankings.
In the semis, Sevastova is to face the US open winner and WTA 6., Japan's Naomi Osaka. It will be the sixth semi-final Sevastova is playing this year.
Six sets out of six for Sevastova!
— WTA (@WTA) October 5, 2018
Beats Cibulkova 6-4, 7-6(5) to set up a @chinaopen semifinal clash with Osaka!#ChinaOpen pic.twitter.com/dyweGTBZt9
Sevastova, known for her terrific lobs, earlier advanced over Alize Cornet (WTA 39.), Madison Keys (WTA 18.) and Donna Vekic.