For a spot in the semifinals, Sharapova will play qualifier Stefanie Voegele, a 6-2, 6-3 victor over fifth seed Yulia Putintseva in one hour and 37 minutes.
Sharapova was broken in the first game but fought back to draw level before going on to take the first set with a hold to love.
Sharopova, China semi-finals UAV All sports News Introduction Date: 13.10.2017 13:12 update Date: 13.10.2017 13:17 Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, in Tianjin Open tennis tournament, defeated Stefanie Voeele 2-0 and put his name on finale.
Maria Sharapova cruised into the quarterfinals of the Tianjin Open on Thursday with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Poland's Madga Linette in Tianjin, China. "We did a really good job of holding serve in the first set", Sharapova was quoted as saying by the WTA website.
Home hope Peng thrashed Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-1 in their quarter-final while Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat local hope Zhu Lin 6-3 6-4 in another quarter-final and awaits the victor of the match between Christina McHale and Sara Errani. Voegele collected four aces and took advantage of four double faults to dismiss Putintseva in 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Former No.1 Sharapova saved nine of the 10 break points she faced against the 71st-ranked Linette.
Aryna Sabalenka and Sara Errani will meet in the other semi-final following victories over Zhu Lin and Christina McHale respectively.