Williams will take on Azarenka in the semifinals, who triumphed against Mertens 6-1, 6-0.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Head coach of Brazil's women's volleyball team Jose Roberto Guimaraes said that the Volley Nations League in 2021 is an opportunity to test his team.
Last season saw both Eibar and Celta involved in the struggle to avoid relegation and worryingly both sides look weaker than they did a year ago, with Eibar losing players such as veteran striker Charles, as well as winger Fabian Orellana and midfielders Gorka Escalante and Di Blasis. Jose Recio can do a battling job in midfield, but at the moment Jose Luis Mendilibar's side still needs new faces
"It's just too early to give a concrete answer what will be the final scenario," Bach said, "The only thing we can say is it will be about offering a safe environment for all participants." Enditem
Higuain is a free agent after he and Italian giants Juventus mutually agreed to terminate his contract a year ahead of its expiry.
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
The relatively unheralded Veszelka, meanwhile, leaped to 16.69m in the third round and bowed out with a 16.66m jump to land the upset victory at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will have a great Asian Games - one of the finest we have had," he 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.
"I'm very happy to help my team win. This was the most memorable game for me this season. I learned a lot from all these games, which can help me in the future when playing in big events," said Lu.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian striker German Cano scored his seventh goal in nine matches as Vasco da Gama moved to fourth in the Brazilian Serie A standings on Sunday with a 3-2 victory at Botafogo.