Chinese Qinwen Zheng won two sets to nil (6-4, 7-5) against American Claire Liu and won the semi-finals of the Tokyo tournament on Friday morning at Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tokyo Forest Park Tennis.
Zheng, ranked No. 36 in the WTA, will face Russian Veronika Kudermetova, seeded No. 4 in the semifinals of the Japanese tournament.
In previous rounds of the Tokyo Open, the 19-year-old Chinese player comfortably beat Japan’s Misaki Doi (6-2, 6-4), and No. 1 seed Paula Badosa of Spain (6- 3, 6-2).
Liu, 84th player in the world at the WTA, had dominated the seeded n ° 7 Alison Riske-Amritraj without being worried in the score (6-2, 6-3), and the Belgian Elise Mertens (6-4, 6-1 ).
The other quarter-final matches in Tokyo (WTA 500, Ariake Coliseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park, hard, 757,900 USD, results are displayed from newest to oldest):
- Liudmila Samsonova – Garbine Muguruza (N.3): 6-4, 6-2
- Veronika Kudermetova – Beatriz Haddad Maia (N.5): 6-7 7-6 6-1
- Shuai Zhang – Petra Martic: 7-5, 6-2