Zheng into Edgbaston semis

Zheng Jie reached the semi-finals of the AEGON Classic at Edgbaston as rain again hampered the schedule.

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Zheng triumphed 6-3 5-7 6-4 over Roberta Vinci. The match had been suspended due to the weather on Friday with the score at 6-3 5-6.

She raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set – breaking twice - and was only broken back once in claiming it.

Chinese Zheng broke immediately in the second set but the Italian broke her twice late on to take it 7-5.

Qualifier Zheng broke in the decider to go 3-1 up before seeing out the match.

“I’m just happy to win,” Zheng said. “After the rain came (on Friday), I was a little bit nervous. I really wanted to win because it was the first time I had been in the semi-finals in Birmingham.”

Ekaterina Makarova also managed to beat the rain to book her place in the last four, the Russian securing a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win over Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei.

The other two quarter-finals were completed on Sunday.

Zheng’s last eight opponent will be Jelena Jankovic who beat Misaki Doi 6-2 6-4.

Makarova, meanwhile, faces Melanie Oudin who won the rain-delayed final set against Irina Falconi to progress 6-4 5-7 7-5.

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