Tokyo Open: Zheng moves into semi-finals

Chinese Qinwen Zheng moved into the semi-finals of the Tokyo Open by winning against American Claire Liu 6-4, 7-5 at the Ariake Coliseum and Ariake Tennis Forest Park on Friday. Zheng, ranked No 36, will face Russian Veronika Kudermetova, the No 4 seed, next. Ahead of her victory, the 19-year-old Chinese defeated Japanese Misaki Doi (6-2, 6-4) and Spaniard Paula Badosa, the top se