"I love these big matches. To face the best guys in the world is what I do the hard work for at home and in the off-season," Thiem said. "After the first set, it was great tennis from both of us. I could have easily been down two-sets-to-one. I'm really happy to be through. It was a great semifinal."
"Despite the impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will stick with our goals, and we are confident we will finish the work as scheduled and up to high standard," Li Shenfei, deputy director of the HAGOC Venues Department, told Xinhua.
Williams will take on Azarenka in the semifinals, who triumphed against Mertens 6-1, 6-0.
Ribamar Lopes put the visitors ahead from close range after some shambolic Botafogo defending but Matheus Rabi equalized with a 25-yard drive just after half time.
Celta were even closer to the drop than Eibar and have waved goodbye to important loanees Rafinha and Jeison Murillo, while Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have also left.
BERLIN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Hoffenheim saw off courageous Chemnitzer FC 3-2 following a penalty shootout whereas Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen got the job done with more ease to get through the opening round in the German Cup on Sunday.
XI'AN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon midfielder Raoul Loe has joined China League One side Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic, the club revealed on Thursday.
The smart gym, installed with lots of equipment, including treadmills, rowing machines, spinning bikes and a boxing ring, is open around the clock and operates under a smart management system based on big data and IoT technologies. Residents obtain service through their smartphones.
Wang is 30th in the WTA singles rankings. She participated in six WTA tournaments this year and won seven matches. She defeated former world No. 1, Serena Williams at the Australian Open where she entered the quarterfinals this January.
In an earlier match on Monday, Xiamen Tefang beat Hunan Hualai 3-1 to win the bronze medal.
The top four teams enter the knockout round of the CBSL, which will kick off on Sunday. A draw will be held on Saturday to decide the schedule of the semifinals. Enditem