Nanchang R2: (4) Rybakina d. Wang (Xinyu) 7-6(4) 6-2
Quite surprised there's no thread - Rybakina was the main talking point on here between Wimbledon and the start of the North American swing, and Xinyu is never short of a thread herself.
Flashes from both, but not the greatest match ever, and both struggled on serve, particularly in the first set where there were constant break point opportunities. A few momentum swings, Rybakina got the early break, but then went from 2-0 to 3-5, and Wang served for the first set twice, but was never ahead in either game, and was broken to love in the 6-5 game. Rybakina had quite a lenghty MTO at 5-6 and had her blood pressure taken, but was fine to continue. Second set was more comfortable as she raced into a 4-0 lead, and just held serve from there.
Golubic up next for a place in the semi finals, and neither player has had to beat anyone in the top 175 to get to this stage. I don't particularly rate Golubic, but I think Lena will still have play a bit better than her first 2 matches to win. Nevertheless, a 4th WTA QF in her real breakthrough year, and another win could take her past he career high of 61.