"Serena is Serena," Sakkari said after advancing earlier Saturday by beating 19-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1. "You have to come up with some great tennis. Otherwise there is no chance against her."
"My team has adapted to the training system of the South Korean style. Although the preparation period of the season has been greatly prolonged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the players have shown very positive attitudes in these months," the South Korean said.
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.
"The sport venues are almost completely finished. All the constructions are on time. The financing for these Games, and especially the private contributions from the Chinese business players, has been unprecedented," he said.
Teda that played in Beijing's neighboring city Tianjin, failed to snatch a win in the league after a 2-1 defeat against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan for its seventh consecutive loss.
The fixture, if it goes ahead, will be the first outing for both teams this year. International matches in the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have been suspended since March because of the global health crisis. Enditem
The girls had irregular training time during last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The first round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers for North America, Central America and the Caribbean have been pushed back to early next year as the region continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
Patrick Bezerra equalized eight minutes later with a header following Thiago Galhardo's cross.
BERLIN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Entering his 15th year as Germany's head coach makes Joachim Loew the longest-serving national manager in international football.
This February, Rojas set a world indoor record of 15.43m in Madrid, beating the previous mark of 15.36m held by Russia's Tatiana Lebedeva. Enditem