WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated their respective opponents on Friday to reach the US Open men's singles final.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Azarenka seemed headed for an agonizing loss after being hammered 6-1 by Williams in the first set, but the 31-year-old turned the tide, raising up her level and reducing the unforced errors before securing the 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will have a great Asian Games - one of the finest we have had," he said.
Luneng were on a three-game winless run before Sunday's game while Evergrande dominated Group A, despite losing to Luneng 1-0 in the first leg, their only defeat this season.
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
"The AFC Executive Committee recognized that the pandemic has affected the ability of the AFC to deliver its competitions," the Asian football governing body said in a statement.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
XI'AN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's 14th National Games is scheduled to be held between Sept. 15 and 27 in 2021 in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, released the organizer on a media conference on Thursday.
The ITTF announced a restart plan earlier this month, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in November. Enditem
According to public information, smart gyms have already been on trial and have spread in many areas in China such as in Beijing, Chongqing, Zhejiang and Hunan, since 2015.
The national championships slated for Sept. 15-18 in Shaoxing will be Shi's first national-level competition since the injury. Last month he competed in the 100m race in a provincial testing event and improved his personal best to 10.42 seconds, which largely boosted his confidence in his speed ability.