SYDNEY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Women's world number one Ashleigh Barty will not compete at the French Open later this month, citing COVID-19 risks and a lack of preparation.
"I just started playing maybe a little bit more aggressive because if I would have played the way I played, that's not the level for a quarterfinal match of a Grand Slam," Zverev said. "I had to start playing better and I was a little bit more consistent then as well. My serve got better and I said to myself, 'I'm down 6-1, 4-2, I have nothing to lose.'"
Zuriko Davitashvili (R) of Georgia vies with Aleksandar Trajkovski of North Macedonia during the UEFA Nations League football match between Georgia and North Macedonia in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2020. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Xinhua)
Djokovic's exit means there will be a first-time Grand Slam champion in the men's draw.
In men's draw, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrated his 27th birthday by notching a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 second-round victory over India's Sumit Nagal.
This year, world number four Kenin counts herself among the top players, but the challenge won't get any easier as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, one of the most in-form players of 2020, awaits in the next round.
CHENGDU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both clinched victories at Friday's China Badminton Super League, remaining in first and second place respectively.
Bosnia started the game well and Haris Hajradinovic gave his side the lead with a penalty 24 minutes into the game.
All players, technical staff, and other essential service providers would undergo the mandatory COVID-19 testing on arrival, GFA said.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dia Saba contributed two goals and one assist as Guangzhou R&F beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, ending their three-match losing streak.
Forward Leonardo Bonatini is currently the only other Brazilian in the Wolves squad. Enditem