JIANGMEN, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin claimed its sixth national title by defeating Shandong 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-11, 25-12) in the final of the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Friday.
"It's not easy for us to return to court. I always want to say thanks to all medical staff across the country for giving us a safe environment to play. We appreciate it a lot," Wu said.
"It's funny. Both of us had a tough week in Hambug, tough final. Then both of us was down in the first round with two sets to love. Both of us come back. Now we are here and we're going to play each other in quarters. It's like a nice press story of the match," Rublev said about his quarterfinals match against Tsitsipas.
A star in China University Basketball Association (CUBA) league, Fang got to fame when she scored a jaw-dropping 72 points representing Central South University on May 16, 2019, refreshing CUBA's scoring record in a single game.
"I wasn't experienced at all then, that was my first match on a big stadium like that, so I was pretty stressed," Swiatek said of her fourth-round loss to Halep last year.
Also on Saturday, fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas earned a spot in the fourth round after his Slovenian opponent Aljaz Bedene retired from the match and hobbled off the court when trailed by 6-1, 6-2, 3-1.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who has to work out what his most effective line up without the injured Eden Hazard is, could start with Wednesday's goal scorer, Vinicius Jr alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi withstood Henan's second-half resistance to record a 76-70 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.
Li felt a bit uncomfortable about Shandong's double team early in the match, but soon get used to that, making two baskets and feeding Chen's two layups, to help Inner Mongolia race ahead 19-15 in the first quarter.
Newly promoted Elche and Huesca drew 0-0, although Huesca was the better side as Elche failed to get a shot on target.