Tue, 05 Dec 2023

© Provided by Xinhua

HANGZHOU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tennis star Zheng Qinwen powered into the women's singles final with a 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Alexandra Eala of the Philippines, and will contend for the title with her compatriot Zhu Lin at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Thursday.

"I adjusted my strategies timely in the third set to clinch the win. Eala, only 18, is a talented player with a promising future," said the top-seeded Zheng.

Zhu rallied past Haruka Kaji of Japan 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the other semifinal later on Thursday.

© Provided by Xinhua

On her final against the US Open quarterfinalist, Zhu said, "It has been a long time since our last duel. The match will be excellent. The good news is that we have already secured the gold and silver for China."

Men's top seed Zhang Zhizhen of China eased past Khumoyun Sultanov of Uzbekistan to enter the final, where he will take on No. 2 seed Yosuke Watanuki of Japan.

"It will be our first encounter," Zhang said. "I will be prepared and try my best to win the title."

In the men's doubles, Jung Jason and Hsu Yu-hsiou of Chinese Taipei will match up against Indian pair Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final, while two pairs from Chinese Taipei, Chan Hao-ching/Chan Yung-jan and Lee Ya-hsuan/Liang En-shuo, will meet in the women's doubles final.

More Central Asia News

Access More

Sign up for Kazakhstan News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!