Sharapova won in two sets — 7:5, 6:3. The first meeting of the tennis players lasted 1 hour and 39 minutes. During this time, Sharapova made three ACE, has implemented four double and three out of six break points. Lynette responded with three double and one break of serve.
In the next round, the former first racket of the world will play the winner of the match between the Swiss Stefanie Vögele and Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan. Last time at the 1/4 final stage, Sharapova played in April this year on the clay courts of Stuttgart. It was the first tournament of the Russians after the departure of disqualification for the use of a prohibited drug Meldonium. Now Sharapova is only the 86-th place in world ranking.
The tournament in Tianjin held for the fourth time. The prize Fund — 426 thousand dollars.