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Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova, the World No. 20, upset Japan's Naomi Osaka, the eighth seed, 6-4, 6-4 win on Saturday to qualify for the China Open final.

The 20th-ranked Latvian will face the victor of the semifinal between China's Wang Qiang and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

The Dane, champion in Beijing in 2010, eased into this year's decider against Anastasija Sevastova with an impressive 6-1 6-3 success to end her opponent's hopes of a third title in 2018.

"As a little kid I had a dream of becoming a professional tennis player, becoming number one in the world".

"I did everything that I can to be better for the final, it wasn't enough time to feel 100 percent", the 30-year-old said. "We always have tough matches and I'm sure we'll have many more in the future".

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"She's so confident. So you have to stay there".

"I'm kind of happy that I was able to get this far".

"Then if you win one Grand Slam, they're like, 'Oh, she only won one Grand Slam'".

Sevastova, now ranked 20th in the world, was so sick of getting injured - she had particular problems with her back - that she quit tennis in May 2013 and studied leisure management.

"Playing against Juan, he was sick today for sure, I could see that", said the all-action Georgian. "We were thinking, okay, maybe top 100 is a goal, but everything else is a bonus right now". In the men's quarter-finals, the Italian Fabio Fognini continued his march towards a fourth title of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Marton Fucsovics of Hungary.

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