Zheng wins heart of native China in Wimbledon loss to Venus Williams
- Zheng Jie is the first Chinese tennis player to ever reach a Grand Slam semifinal
- Zheng pushed Venus Williams, an 8-time Slam champ, to a 2nd-set tiebreaker
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Zheng Jie went from looking overmatched to looking right at home on Centre Court against Venus Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals.
Zheng, the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal, struggled early but picked up her game in the second set Thursday after a 35-minute rain delay. Still, she was eliminated after losing to eight-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Zheng, who also became the first female wild-card entrant to reach the semifinals at the All England Club and second at any Grand Slam, was trailing 5-2 in the first set when the rain started. When they resumed, Williams held serve at love to take the first set.
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Do they ever check the article before posting? (This was posted in the CNNSI website too)