Chinese qualifier Yan Zi advanced to the semi-finals of the 1.34
million-dollar Toronto Cup tennis tournament after her opponent
retired in the quarterfinals.
China's Yan Zi gestures
to the crowd while taking part in a promotion after winning her
quarterfinals match against France's Marion Bartoli at the Rogers
Cup tennis tournament in Toronto, Aug. 17, 2007.
Yan was leading seventh-seeded Marion Bartoli of France 6-2, 3-0
when the Wimbledon finalist Bartoli decided she couldn't
The 22-year-old Yan, ranked 169th in the world, beat Greece's
Eleni Daniilidou 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5) on Thursday. She also upset
No. 4 Ana Ivanovic in the second round.
Yan will face the winner of the last quarter-final match between
world number one Justine Henin and sixth-seeded Russian.
(Xinhua News Agency August 18, 2007)