10 January 2020 02:36

2:15pm - Williams staved off a break point to hold serve at the start of the second set.

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2:55pm - Game, set, match, Williams. The Great One books her semi-final berth. 2:49pm - Williams with another break, she's rolling now. About to serve for the match. 2:34pm - Williams saves two break points to hold serve.

Live updates: ASB Classic, women's day five from Auckland

She then breaks in the next game to square the ledger. 2:22pm - Siegemund scores her first break of the match to take the advantage. 2:15pm - Williams staved off a break point to hold serve at the start of the second set. 2:05pm - Williams earns the first break of the game to clinch the opening set. 1:55pm - Both players continue to hold serve. 1:41pm - Some excellent tennis here early, tight contest. 1:31pm - Williams holds serve to get us started. Siegemund does the same. 1:20pm - Player intros done and dusted, we'll be into the next quarter-final shortly. Jessica Pegula v Alize Cornet (6-0, 3-2) 12:56pm - Cornet drops another break then immediately makes her way to her opponent's chair to concede the match due to injury. She hung in there as long as she could, well played. Meanwhile, Pegula becomes the first to book a semi-final spot. Serena Williams and Laura Siegemund will be up next at 1:15pm. 12:50pm - Cornet's coach attempts to discourage her player from continuing in between games, but Cornet is hearing none of it. Kudos. 12:44pm - Cornet holds serve to claim her first game of the match. 12:37pm - The physio is out on court and having a long chat with Cornet here. But the Frenchwoman won't bow out just yet, she's back up and ready for the second set. 12:33pm - And just ike that, the first set is in the bag for Pegula. Cornet is sturggling out there, looks to be carrying some kind of injury. 12:27pm - Scratch that, it's a triple break. Pegula goes 5-0 up while Cornet seems to be all at sea mentally. 12:20pm - Make that a double break. Pegula races to a 3-0 lead. 12:11pm - Ideal start for the American, as she breaks Cornet's serve to go up 1-0. 12pm - Both players out on the court are warming up for the first of a slate of quarter-finals at Stanley St. Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the ASB Classic women's tournament from Auckland, where the singles draw enters quarter-finals. Star drawcards Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are both still alive, and could face 'double trouble', if their run of form continues. Williams overcame dogged American Christina McHale in three sets on Thursday to book a meeting with Germany's Laura Siegemund today. Wozniacki barely survived a 2h 19m scrap with former champion Laura Davis last night and will now face two-time titleholder Julia Goerges.