Maria Sharapova reached her first semi-final since getting back from a doping ban as she beat Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele at the Tianjin Open.
The Russian took one hour and five minutes to beat Voegele, ranked 196th on the planet, 6-Three 6-1 in China.
Sharapova was once as soon as broken inside the first game of the are compatible then again hit once more immediately, the use of her forehand to damage down her opponent.
She will face each Sara Sorribes Tormo or third seed Peng Shuai next.
Sharapova, who returned from a 15-month ban in April, has however to drop a suite in Tianjin.
After taking the principle set with a love cling, the world amount 86 gained five consecutive video video games to take keep an eye on of the second, forward of sealing the are compatible with a forehand winner.