Tokyo Station Tour WTA: Zhang Shuai and Zheng Qinwen advance to the semifinals
2022-09-24 10:29:47Source: Xinhua News Agency
Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, September 23. In the women’s singles quarter-finals of the Women’s Tennis Association WTA500 Tour Tokyo Station on the 23rd, Chinese players Zhang Shuai and Zheng Qinwen defeated their opponents in two sets and progressed together to the semifinals.
Zhang Shuai defeated Croatian Martic 7: 5, 6: 2 that day. The first set was rather stalled. After missing 3 counts, Zhang Shuai lost his serve and won the match. She narrowly won the next game with 7: 5 and easily won the second set. This is the third time that Zhang Shuai has reached the top four positions on the tour this season, and it is also the second time in her career that she has reached the top four positions of the WTA500 singles since the Birmingham stop in 2014.
“We have already played against Martic. For me, his style of play is very different from Garcia in the last game. The pace of my opponent and I were fast in the last game and the attack was fast, today Martic has a good ability to change the ball and control the pitch, in fact I’m not very good at playing with this type of player and I will continue to work hard to improve my level, “said Zhang Shuai.
Zhang Shuai will face Russian Samsonova, who will be the third seed, and Spanish star Muguraza in a 6: 4, 6: 2 knockout in the semifinals.
Zheng Qinwen’s opponent that day was Liu Jingwen from the United States. In the first set, Zheng Qinwen established an advantage with a key break in the seventh game and won 6: 4. In the second set, she completed a key break in the eleventh game, so she successfully won the serve to win the game, advancing to the semifinals with 7: 5 in the next set. This is the singles semi-final of the highest-level event that Zheng Qinwen has entered her career in.
In the semifinals Zheng Qinwen will face the fourth seed, the Russian Kudmetova.
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