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Tennis: China's Peng Shuai into US Open semi-finals

Published on Sep 3, 2014 2:50 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - Unseeded Peng Shuai of China swept past Swiss teen Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the US Open semi-finals.

Peng joins two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na and Zheng Jie as the only Chinese to reach the final four of a Grand Slam - and she did it in her 37th appearance in a major tournament.

"Thirty-seven times Grand Slam," Peng said, then had to stop the thought as she struggled to contain her emotions. "It's a little bit too exciting. I love tennis, I love to play, but it's a long time, the career. It's tough. Sometimes I've thought to give up and stop playing because I don't know if I can make it or not.

"My coach and my parents always told me to fight and not give up - that today was coming."

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