"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."
"I'm satisfied with the performance of my players. I'm happy with our movement on the pitch as we played against a strong side. We knew that the Netherlands would keep the ball and that they would try a positional attack. However, they didn't create many chances. We made one mistake and we were punished for that. That's normal in international football," said Brzeczek.
"Oscar had a little leg discomfort during halftime break and the coaching group made some adjustment to protect him. We all know that he is the core of our team and his absence will certainly have an impact on our attack," said Shanghai defender Wang Shenchao, adding that the team will reflect on the failure and improve in the following games. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday announced a restart plan for international table tennis, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in China in November.
Old dogs such as Toni Kroos (30/Real Madrid) and Manuel Neuer (34/Bayern Munich) might be an exception as they are pillar upon which he can build on.
Called #RESTART, the plan will feature a special series of events scheduled for November 2020, operating in a regional approach to ensure a smooth transition from national to international activity for players.
Coates said the Games will start as planned on July 23 "with or without COVID-19," stressing the Olympics has never been cancelled outside of world wars.
"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda still failed to snatch a win in the Chinese Super League after they suffered their seventh consecutive loss in the ninth round after a 2-1 defeat to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan here on Sunday.
MADRID, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ansu Fati became Spain's youngest ever goalscorer and Sergio Ramos scored twice as Spain cruised past Ukraine 4-0 in Madrid on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League.
The only other major issue for Real Madrid could be a lack of firepower, with Karim Benzema the club's top scorer with 21 league goals in 2019/20. The 32-year-old was excellent last season, but Zidane needs Luka Jovic to step up in order to take some of the pressure off the Frenchman. The coach will also hope Asensio, Vinicius and Rodrgyo can hit the target more often.