The 29th racket of the world, Russian Maria Sharapova, reached the quarter finals of the tournament in Shenzhen, since her rival, Chinese Xin Yu Wang, occupying the 309th line of the WTA rating, refused to continue the fight. The match ended with the score 6/7 (4), 5/2. Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour 47 minutes. During this time, the 31-year-old Sharapova performed five aces, twice made a mistake when serving and sold three break points, and her 17-year-old rival twice served through, made eight double mistakes and made two breaks. This was the first official meeting of athletes.