"I am very happy," Nadal said in French at the Court Philippe-Chatrier after the triumph, "It will be another difficult match against Travaglia or Nishikori. I hope to play a good level. It's always special to play here in Paris, especially here on Court Philippe-Chatrier, so I'm very happy to play another time."
"I always thought that one year it has to come. Especially when I won against such great players, I have big respect for both of them. I never played against Vika before. I watch her many times in the TV, even when I was not on the tour. When I was younger, I watched many of her matches," added the 26-year-old.
Jiangsu had five players scoring in double figures, led by Jiang Jiayin's 17. Liang and Gong scored 14 points apiece.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
Flamengo entered the match with only three regular starters, having reported 16 positive coronavirus cases in their first-team squad last week. Head coach Domenec Torrent was also absent from the touchline at Allianz Parque because of the virus.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Leicester City went top of the Premier League on Sunday night after Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in his side's 5-2 win away to Manchester City to give them nine points from three games.
Due to several in-house scandals, the club has lost the support of many of its loyal supporters.
"To be honest, we've all been physically and mentally exhausted for more than 70 days, I think every player here is a hero," said Shandong Luneng coach Li Xiaopeng.