Misaki Doi and Timea Babos reached the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger final at the expense of Evgeniya Rodina and Kirsten Flipkens.
A 6-0 6-3 victory over Flavia Pennetta saw Simona Halep get her WTA Finals campaign off to a promising start.
There were no surprises at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday as the four seeds in action all made it through to the quarter-finals.
World number four Garbine Muguruza will not compete at this week's Hong Kong Open due to an ankle injury.
Fifth seed Garbine Muguruza will meet Timea Bacsinszky in the China Open final after both recorded three-set wins in the semi-finals.