Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova failed to complete the match in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Shenzhen against Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka due to pain in her left thigh. The game was stopped in the second set when the score was 1/6, 2/4. For 1 hour and 18 minutes spent on the court, the 29th racket of the world, 31-year-old Maria, took the opponent’s pitch once, made two aces and one double mistake. 20-year-old Aryna, who occupies the 13th place in the WTA rating, made four breaks and five aces, having made a mistake three times in the presentation. In the personal meetings of athletes established equality – 1: 1. In the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open competition, Sabalenka will fight either with Romanian Monica Niculescu or with Chinese woman Wang Yafan.