Liudmila Samsonova vs Shuai Zhang – Semi-Final – Preview & Prediction | 2022 Pan Pacific Open
When is Liudmila Samsonova vs Shuai Zhang on and what time does it start? Liudmila Samsonova vs Shuai Zhang will take place on Saturday 24th September, 2022 – not before 04:00 (UK)
Where is Liudmila Samsonova vs Shuai Zhang taking place? Liudmila Samsonova vs Shuai Zhang will take place at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan
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World number 30 Liudmila Samsonova looks to be continuing in the same rich vein of form that saw her win back-to-back WTA titles at the Citi Open and Cleveland Championships last month. The 23-year-old has beaten two Grand Slam champions this week in Tokyo, first stunning current Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in straight sets in the first round before defeating two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza on Friday. Samsonova is yet to drop a set this week but this looks her toughest challenge yet against in-form world number 28 Shuai Zhang, who ousted red-hot Caroline Garcia this week in the round of 16. The 33-year-old beat Petra Martic in straight sets on Friday to continue the kind of level that saw her, just like Samsonova, reach the round of 16 at the US Open earlier this month. This should be a thrilling first meeting between two of the form players on tour but Samsonova’s power should eventually tell against Shuai Zhang’s grit.
The Chinese star should receive a partisan welcome in Tokyo, though, and that could help her towards at least a set. The sensible move is backing Samsonova to win outright here but there is a nagging feeling that suggests at least a set for Shuai is the shrewd move.