"I'm so proud of Nicole and I, we've really worked very hard every day," said Xu, after the pair reached their second final in the last three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.
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.
Title favorite Ajax suffered a serious setback after half an hour of play at Sparta Rotterdam. Defender Nicolas Tagliafico got a red card after he tried to stop Mohamed Rayhi, but touched the ball with his hand while sliding.
Seven-time green jersey winner Sagan thus is left 68 points behind Bennett in the best sprinter's battle as the latter collected 47 from the 167.5km ride from Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers to extend his lead.
"It has been a long time I have not played competitive matches with so many teams, and I am so happy to be back on the pitch again," he said, adding that he will do what he can to help his team win the championship.
Hertha tried to respond but for all that Braunschweig doubled their advantage through Maximilian Mittelstadt, who deflected a header into his own goal with 17 minutes gone.
Brighton coach Graham Potter earned praise for his style of football and Adam Lallana's arrival from Liverpool should add guile in midfield, while Crystal Palace remain in the safe but unspectacular hands of Roy Hodgson and their future could depend on what happens with want-away striker Wilfred Zaha.
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Those with financial capabilities, cross to neighboring Kenya to train alongside the country's giants in the sport.
MADRID, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Valencia overcame a nightmare summer which has seen unrest amongst the club's fans and a host of key players abandon the club, to come back twice from behind and beat local rivals Levante 4-2 in their opening game of the season.