Laura Robson defeated
Laura Robson crashed out of the Guangzhou Open in China as she surrendered a one-set lead to lose her quarter-final to home favourite Zheng Jie.
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The third seed won a one-sided first set against the former world number 15 before Zheng levelled the match on a second-set tie-break on her way to a 1-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-2 win.
The Briton broke twice in the first set as she did not give her opponent a look-in, but her level on serve dropped noticeably in the second and third as she lost in two hours 16 minutes.
Robson's compatriot Johanna Konta, a qualifier, also went out, beaten 7-5 6-3 by Chinese wildcard Zhang Shuai.
The second seed, France's Alize Cornet, also failed to make the last four as she was beaten 6-4 6-1 by Austria's Yvonne Meusburger.
American qualifier Vania King completed the semi-final line-up as she dispatched another seed, Puerto Rico's eighth-seeded Monica Puig, 1-6 7-5 7-6 (7/5).