WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Men's top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia wasted little time to see off Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, while Japan's Naomi Osaka beat teenage prodigy Marta Kostyuk from Ukraine in three sets in the US Open third round on Friday.
"This is crazy. It was already something unbelievable to win a stage on my first participation to the Giro d'Italia last year and now it's the same at the Tour de France," said the AG2R rider after the victory.
Djokovic has won five of the past seven Grand Slam tournaments to raise his total to 17, closing in on rivals Roger Federer, who has a men's record of 20 titles, and Rafael Nadal, who has 19.
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will participate in the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for every association.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan was held to a 2-2 draw with Wuhan Zall on Sunday in the ninth round of the ongoing 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) while Tianjin Teda remained as the only CSL side that failed to reap its first win of the season.
Botafogo looked set for a memorable victory when former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou struck his first goal for the club in the 75th minute.
Zhejiang then defended some honor with Huang Yuxiang overcoming Tan Zhendong 14-15, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 in the men's singles, and Ni Bowen/Lv Rouhao beat Zhang Xinran/Chen Zirui 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 in the women's doubles.
Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
Since the start of the summer transfer window, the London club have added the German duo Werner and Havertz, Morocco's Hakim Ziyech, England's Ben Chilwell and Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva to their squad. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling will spearhead the Chinese squad as they each bid to win the women's singles title at the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup.
Bosnia started the game well and Haris Hajradinovic gave his side the lead with a penalty 24 minutes into the game.