Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Vania King of the USA plays a backhand in her first round doubles match with Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany against Shannon Golds and Marija Mirkovic of Australia during day four of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Qualifiers Vania King of the United States and Johanna Konta of Britain made it to the Guangzhou Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. King, a main-draw winner as a qualifier for the fourth time this year, defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 to reach her first quarterfinals in 14 months. Konta upset No. 4-seeded Shuai Peng of China 6-1, 6-3 to book her first career quarterfinal against another Chinese, Shuai Zhang, a 6-2, 6-2 winner over defending champion Su-wei Hsieh of Taiwan. Other second-round winners included No. 2 Alize Cornet of France, No. 3 Laura Robson of Britain, and No. 8 Monica Puig from Puerto Rico.
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