The third seeds were forced into a final-set tiebreak, where they saved a match point, before overcoming Muhammad and Townsend in a tremendous tussle 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and booked their ticket to the final.
"We didn't do enough in guarding Fernandinho and Kardec," admitted Hebei head coach Xie Feng.
"Seven is my favorite number, so I guess it's meant to be," Azarenka said, joking about the gap between major final appearances. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity, to be able to play such a champion in a semifinal. The road to the final requires you to beat the best players, and today was definitely that day."
Osasuna were rocked on Wednesday with the news that key striker Chimy Avila tore his cruciate knee ligaments in training and he could miss most of the season.
"I haven't had such results in quite a long time, so I'm very excited for it. Today, it's a loss, but it doesn't change for me much. Of course I would have loved to win today. It is what it is," Azarenka said.
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."
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.
After the half time, the "Herthaner" came out with their guns blazing whereas Braunschweig kept eleven men behind the ball to protect the lead.
"We were very happy during the competition," said Ma Desheng, captain of the Wanning team. "The water near Jiajing Island is very clean and the competitors can see the beautiful coral under the water during the race."
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F to slip to 3-3 draw in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League here on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Chinese version of the I'mPOSSIBLE toolkit is based on the core toolkit and supporting resources developed by the IPC. It aims to spread Paralympic knowledge, promote social inclusion, and encourage teenagers to establish themselves around the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality. It's composed of Handbook and Activity Sheets.