Osaka will now face another American, Jennifer Brady, in the semifinals. One of the in-form players of the summer, Brady, who won her first career WTA singles title in Lexington last month, dispatched Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan to reach her first-ever Grand Slam semifinal.
The 55-year-old manager claims additional playing staff is inevitable having to play a challenging season providing more week games than ever before in all competitions.
Having to accept the circumstances, Flick is forced to start into the season with an incomplete squad.
Real Madrid, Manchester City and Real Betis have also reportedly shown interest in the defender, whose contract with River expires next June.
Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
Jena grew into the game as the clock ticked and created a chance of their own with 21 minutes gone as Maximilian Oesterhelweg tested Bremen's goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.
In the constructors' standings, Mercedes remain well out in front on 325 point, with Red Bull second on 173 and McLaren third on 106.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Gabriel Barbosa struck his fifth goal in eight matches as reigning Brazilian Serie A champions Flamengo beat Fluminense 2-1 in their Rio de Janeiro derby at the Maracana stadium on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated their respective opponents on Friday to reach the US Open men's singles final.