Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
"I got a bit emotional last two points of my match. I really started to think still about the match because in tennis we really never know when it's the end. But my memories, happy memories, when I made my comeback here in 2017, when I step on the Philippe Chatrier, I couldn't really imagine me to be in the quarterfinal of this slam. Everything just came back to me," said Kvitova, who was attacked by a break-in knife-wielding robber at her home in the Czech Republic during the off-season of 2016 which left her dominant left hand seriously injured. It was at Roland Garros that the two-time Grand Slam champion made her comeback.
The Bavarians signed 31-year-old Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Paris), Douglas Costa (Juve), Bouna Sarr (Marseille), and Marc Roca (Espanyol) spending only 19 million euros. Reports speak of 19-year-old Tiago Dantas from Benfica having joined Bayern in a late deal to join the amateur squad.
In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
"I think it was played out at a few points really. These are a few points that rocked the game. I did not know how to seize the opportunities that I had mainly in the first but also in the second set. This is what made the difference today," Burel commented on her performance in brief.
"Players executed well even though we pulled away. I'm satisfied with their fighting spirit. But we have to improve on some details on both ends," Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong explained.
"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.
Next for Zhang is the winner between Czech No.7 seed Petra Kvitova and Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez. Enditem
On the men's side, 12-time Roland Garros winner Rafael Nadal continued his run after dropping only four games to complete a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win over American youngster Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda. Enditem
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem