Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022 semifinal means Veronika Kudermetova advanced to the final without hitting a single shot.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu held serve in the opening game but lost the next six while winning just two points on the 106th-ranked Wang Xinyu's serve.
The Romanian, missed the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics because of a tear in her left calf at the Italian Open in May.
Simona Halep's career has been hindered by injuries after she won two Grand Slam titles in 2018 and 2019.
The tournament is returning to the Southern California desert for the first time since 2019 and will take place from October 4 to 17
In 2019, the last time Wimbledon was played, Simona Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the final
Simona Halep will not play at the French Open due to a calf injury, the 2018 champion stating: "The thought of not being in Paris fills me with sadness".
Second seed Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the Madrid Open by Karolina Muchova on Sunday and vowed to learn from the defeat
World number one Ashleigh Barty produced a great escape by saving a match point before triumphing 6-3 4-6 7-5 over Kristina Kucova at the Miami Open
Serena Williams overpowered Simona Halep to sweep through to the Australian Open semi-finals in style on Rod Laver Arena.
Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou discussed the 23-time grand slam champion's improved movement
Serena Williams and Simona Halep will meet in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, while Naomi Osaka also scraped through.
On a scorching Melbourne day, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka kept their cool to make round three of the Australian Open
Angelique Kerber was among the seeds to tumble out of the Australian Open, but there was no such trouble for her fellow major winners
Former world number ones Serena Williams and Simona Halep stepped up their Australian Open preparations wih wins on Monday
Iga Swiatek lost just three games in an astonishing demolition of top seed Simona Halep to break new ground at Roland Garros
Amanda Anisimova stunned Simona Halep at Roland Garros in 2019, but there was no repeat in 2020 as the tournament favourite eased through
Simona Halep marked her 29th birthday with a first-round win at the French Open, where the top seed began slowly in chilly conditions
World number two Simona Halep cited the "exceptional circumstances" after deciding not to play the US Open at Flushing Meadows
World number two Simona Halep recorded a dominant victory over Elise Mertens to win the Prague Open on Sunday
In her first WTA Tour match since February, Simona Halep was made to work hard for victory by Polona Hercog at the Prague Open
With Wimbledon cancelled, Simona Halep is set to hold the women's singles title for two years, and she understands the significance of that
Tennis stars including Roger Federer have reacted with dismay to the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled for 2020
Dubai Tennis Championships top seed Simona Halep is into the final where she will face in-form 20-year-old Elena Rybakina
Two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza will meet Sofia Kenin in Saturday's Australian Open women's singles final following Thursday's triumph