Kristina Mladenovic won the all-French second round clash against her compatriot Caroline Garcia 7-5 6-2 after 1 hour and 41 minutes at the Zhengzhou Open.
Mladenovic converted 5 of her 17 break points and faced three break points dropping her serve twice. Mladenovic reeled off seven games from 4-5 down in the first set to clinch the win.
Mladenovic has the chance to reach the semifinal in a tournament for the first time since St. Petersburg 2018. Garcia has not won consecutive matches in seven tournaments since last June in Mallorca.
Sofia Kenin beat Alizé Cornet 6-4 6-2 after 1 hour and 23 minutes to reach her sixth quarter final this season. Kenin broke twice in the second and fourth games to open up a 4-1 lead. Cornet pulled one break back at 15 in the seventh game, but Kenin closed out the first set 6-4 with a break at 15 in the 10th game.
Petra Martic came back from one set down to beat Fiona Ferro 3-6 6-1 6-2 after 1 hour and 44 minutes.