Suning came from behind straight after the restart as Teixeira sprung the offside trap to round the goalkeeper Han Jiaqi and finish with a low-strike.
"I was super close to being a grand slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away. For me what upset me the most is not the third set or something like that, it's the fifth set. I had a lot of chances in the fifth set and didn't use them," said a disappointed Zverev, who was contesting his first career major final.
The matches between La Liga champions, Real Madrid and Getafe, Barcelona and newly promoted Elche and Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners, Sevilla have been postponed due to the European and play-off commitments of most of those teams eating into pre-season. Meanwhile, the game between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, which was due to open on Friday night was put back to Saturday after a judge ruled late on Wednesday that matches can't be played on either Fridays or Mondays.
But in the third and fourth sets, Zverev's play became sloppy while Thiem started to gain momentum and applied more pressure to Zverev's serve. The Austrian star finally got back into the match after taking the two sets and evened the gap.
In the men's quarterfinals, German player Alexander Zverev was not at his flying best, but still found a way to win.
Hoffenheim gained a foothold into the clash as the clock ticked after Emin Bickakic and Dennis Geiger came close at the half-hour mark.
The 37-year-old veteran's penalty helped Ever Bright take the lead in the 42nd minute.
David Kimuli, a sports fan, told Xinhua in a recent interview that despite the little resources invested in sports, local athletes continue to prove that a lot more can be achieved if more is invested.
The next mixed doubles game saw Zhang Wen/Wei Yaxin edge Zhou Haodong/Lin Xin to help Hunan take the lead. However, Zhejiang leveled again after Huang Yuxiang swept Wang Zhengxing in the men's singles.
Sara was again on target with a low finish after combining with Igor Vinicius. However, Marinho left his mark on the match as Santos extended their unbeaten run to four matches.
Those with financial capabilities, cross to neighboring Kenya to train alongside the country's giants in the sport.