Shenzhen, China, 23 November 2013 |

The top four men’s seeds will fight it out for a place in the final at the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off in Shenzhen, China.

Taiwan’s Jimmy Wang, Yuki Bhambri of India and China’s Wu Di cruised to straight-set victories on Friday while Wu’s compatriot Zhang Ze had to come back from a set down to defeat Taiwan’s Chieh-Fu Wang 5-7 6-2 6-2.

Wang and Bhambri beat Chinese qualifiers Zhao Cai 6-0 6-1 and Zhicheng Zhu 6-2 6-1 respectively.

Wu is aiming to win his second successive wildcard after dispatching countryman and Davis Cup teammate Li Zhe 6-3 6-3.

“Everyone comes here wanting to win the wildcard,” commented Wu. “If I can get the wildcard [again] I will be very happy.”

The upsets continued in the women’s draw, with second seed Erika Sema of Japan bundled out by China’s Wang Yafan by a scoreline of 6-4 6-1.

Third seed Risa Ozaki, also of Japan, is the only remaining seed and will join three Chinese players in semifinal action of Friday after ousting Chin-Wei Chan of Taiwan 6-2 6-4.

Liu Fangzhou continued her winning form, defeating Zhaoxuan Yang of China 6-3 6-4. Liu defeated top seed Saisai Zheng earlier in the week.

In an all-Chinese affair, Hao Chen Tang was too strong for Xinyun Han, winning 6-1 6-1.

For more information, visit the Asia-Pacific Australian Open Wildcard Play-off page.