WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams of the United States and Victoria Azarenka from Belarus will meet in the semifinals of the US Open after beating their respective rivals in the women's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday.
In the men's doubles final, Brazilian Bruno Soares and Mate Pavic of Croatia defeated eighth seeds Nikola Mektic from Croatia and Dutch player Wesley Koolhof 7-5, 6-3 to take the title.
Latvian runner Dmitrijs Serjogins finished the full marathon first in two hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds. Lithuanian runner Remigijus Kancys won the half marathon in one hour, five minutes and 47 seconds .
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
The Spanish top-flight side are willing to pay up to five million euros (5.9 million U.S. dollars) to secure the 24-year-old before the European transfer window closes next month, the TNT Sports news outlet reported.
Jena grew into the game as the clock ticked and created a chance of their own with 21 minutes gone as Maximilian Oesterhelweg tested Bremen's goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.
Internacional are now three points clear of second-placed Flamengo with six wins, two draws and one defeat.
In the other matches of the day, Ruichang enjoyed a quick 5-0 win over Hunan, finishing the first stage with 13 wins and one loss, behind Qingdao on game difference.