"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova produced more winners in the match (28-23) but also committed more unforced errors (31-20) than her younger opponent.
The 28-year-old was earlier forced to leave a training session at Brazil's Granja Comary base in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, to undergo physiotherapy.
The number of critics calling for a change on the German bench is increasing.
In Porto Alegre, Thiago Galhardo and Abel Hernandez scored first-half goals to fire Internacional to a 2-1 victory over Athletico Paranaense. Renato Kayser was on the scoresheet for the visitors.
The third-place match on the same day saw Shanghai RCB beat Beijing BG Development 3-1. Enditem
Starting from pole position in a race he needed to win to eat into Hamilton's championship lead, Bottas held off the Briton in the opening stages but lost the lead after locking a wheel on lap 13, before pulling off six laps later for his first retirement of the season.
"I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams. But on the other hand, I have to do my way," Nadal said. "In terms of these records, of course, that I care. I am a big fan of the history of sport in general. But let's see what's going on when we finish our careers. We keep playing."
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing clinched a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin in the third round of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday, while Beijing overcame Shandong 82-74.
With the same three wins and one loss, both Beijing and Shanghai surpassed Inner Mongolia, which has won all its three games so far, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the tables after the league's fourth round was over.
"We're going to continue to play the way we always do because attacking is in the DNA of Brazilian players," added Rodrygo, who was introduced as a 58th-minute substitute against Bolivia at Corinthians Arena on Friday.