Wuhan Open: Murguruza Survives Exit Scare
That name would ring in Garbine Muguruza's head for at least 24 hours.
The 25 year old polish star had a few tricks that caught Muguruza unawares as she fought hard to secure passage to the next round.
The Spaniard, 23, lost just three points on her serve in the first set.
Linette dominated the second set before the Wimbledon champion won 6-2 1-6 6-4, setting up a meeting with French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko.
Elsewhere, Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was beaten by Australia's Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-0 6-4.
Barty fired 40 winners to Radwanska's 12 in a match lasting one hour and 57 minutes.
Radwanska, 28, has fallen from world number three at the end of 2016 to 13 before this event.
World number 37 Barty knocked out Great Britain's Johanna Konta in the last 32 and now faces Karolina Pliskova after the Czech's 6-2 6-1 win over Qiang Wang.
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