Williams will take on Azarenka in the semifinals, who triumphed against Mertens 6-1, 6-0.
"WTT Macao is our opportunity to show the world just what an incredible transformation our sport will be going through in the World Table Tennis era, and to demonstrate how we are elevating table tennis into one of the greatest sporting properties on the planet," said WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who also takes charge of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA).
IPC president Andrew Parsons has expressed congratulations through the internet. He hopes the program will influence the future generation of decision-makers in China by Paralympic values, history and positive examples of Paralympic athletes, and to engage more people with disabilities to participate in winter sports, leaving a "soft legacy" for the Games.
On Saturday, SC Heerenveen defeated Willem II 2-0 through goals by Lucas Woudenberg and Pawel Bochniewicz. Steven Berghuis led Feyenoord to a 2-0 win at PEC Zwolle with a brace. FC Twente started with a 2-0 home win over Fortuna Sittard. Enditem
CHENGDU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Xiamen Tefang cruised past Zhejiang Nengyuan 4-1 despite Chen Long's unexpected loss in the men's singles, while Qingdao Renzhou overwhelmed Shenzhen Nankeda 5-0 in the 12th round of the 2020 China Badminton Super League here on Wednesday.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Welcoming the two-year countdown to the opening of the 19th Asian Games on Thursday, host city Hangzhou exudes confidence of delivering an Asiad that has "Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavor."
Both Thiem and Zverev are seeking their first ever Grand Slam title, and Thiem might have a slight mental advantage, winning the past three matches against the German.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United will be fascinating to watch after the master tactician earned promotion last season, although Leeds could suffer from a lack of goals.
Elsewhere, in a match-up of Fortuna Liga's worst teams, Michalovce and Trencin split the points after a 1-1 draw. Nitra beat Pohronie 3-1, Sered edged Zilina 3-2 and Moravce had a goalless draw with Senica. Enditem
According to the Chinese Football Association (CFA), league A was divided into three groups in three cities: Chengdu; Changzhou; and Meizhou.
Hunan finally sealed the victory with a quick win in the women's doubles as Liu Xuanxuan/Chen Fanghui overwhelmed Lv Rouhao/Ren Linfei 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 in just 19 minutes.