The 25-year-old Slovak owns a lifetime best mark of 17.09m set last year in Wuhan, China. Enditem
After the first two error-strewn sets, Zverev drastically reduced his unforced errors and took control of the semifinal.
In Sao Paulo, Palmeiras were held to a 2-2 home draw by Sport Recife. Willian and Ze Rafael struck first-half goals for the hosts while Iago Maidana and Luis Mugni were on target for Sport.
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.
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.
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.
In the northeastern city of Fortaleza, Flamengo's seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Ceara. Luiz Otavio netted with a 50th minute header following a corner before Charles Rigon struck with a low finish six minutes later after another set piece.
Braunschweig secured a bright start on home soil as they needed only two minutes to break the deadlock against top-flight outfit Hertha Berlin. Kobylanski unleashed a free-kick hammer from 25 meters and surprised Berlin goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow with the opener.
In Saturday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense secured a 1-0 home win over Coritiba courtesy of a first-half strike from Fabio Luciano. Enditem
After that, Osaka dominated and claimed the set 6-3.
The side from Pamplona produced a disciplined display and took the points with a 10th minute goal from Adrian Lopez and a 79th minute goal from Ruben Suarez.