"I was looking at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love. I was like, 'I cannot believe it. I'm playing in a semifinal where I'm supposed to be the favorite and I'm down two sets to love and I have no chance'. I'm playing that bad and I knew I had to come up with better tennis. I knew I had to be more stable," Zverev said.
Williams had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova while Azarenka dropped just one game against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium to seal a spot in the semifinals.
Saturday ends with newly-promoted Cadiz, who on Wednesday drew their last friendly of the summer 1-1 with Almeria, at home to Osasuna.
David Kimuli, a sports fan, told Xinhua in a recent interview that despite the little resources invested in sports, local athletes continue to prove that a lot more can be achieved if more is invested.
"The big thing for me was to be the aggressor and to be okay with making unforced errors," said Osaka. "Apparently I didn't make that many. Just to accept the unforced errors because I know that I'm going for shots."
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazil international goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has insisted he is focused on remaining head coach of Fortaleza amid reports linking him with the vacant Corinthians managerial post.
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17.
"I could see the beautiful sea and buildings from a paraglider, but the wind kept changing, it is quite difficult to land, and the technical requirements are especially high," said Guo after the match.
"Sometimes I think I have no choice but to play as hard as I can, because my opponent isn't giving me any looks," Osaka said of the hard-fought match. "For me, normally if I focus that much, then the match potentially could be over in two. But I felt like it just kept going on."
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Celta Vigo are close to submitting a formal bid for River Plate and Argentina international center-back Lucas Martinez Quarta, according to media reports in the South American country.