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Fourth seed Maria Sharapova crashed out of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open in straight sets Wednesday, while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and world No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki made the quarterfinals.Sharapova was defeated by Timea Bacsinszky in a tight game, losing the first set in a tie break and the second 7-5 – a result which broke the hearts of the local crowd who were supporting the Russian world No. 4 .World No. 8 Angelique Kerber, the seventh seed in Wuhan, lost only two games in her match with Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic, crushing her opponent 6-1, 6-1 .Cornet took the first set against Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in a tie-break before she was given a shock in the second, in which she won only one game.But the world No. 22 appeared more dominant in the third set, finally sealing victory with a scoreline of 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-3 .
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