SHENZHEN, China (AP) Klara Zakopalova advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday by beating second-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2.
The fifth-seeded Zakopalova will meet Monica Niculescu in the semifinals after the Romanian beat Yi-Miao Zhou of China 6-4, 6-2.
Top-seeded Li Na won her third match of the tournament, defeating eighth-seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3, and Peng Shuai set up an all-Chinese semifinal match against Li by beating Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
It's never too late for a beautiful strike.
In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages.
Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.
Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:
Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday.
Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58.
In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."
Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement:
"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily
Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star:
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