"I played pretty aggressively from the first ball, and that's pretty necessary against her because she's a great player who can hit a lot of great angles," Mertens said. "I tried to step into the court, and thankfully my first serve was working, so that was a big advantage."
Williams said: "I tried to stay calm and be more serene after the loss of the first set. I knew it was important for me just to keep trying, just to keep going."
DALIAN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho's late goal in the injury time helped Guangzhou Evergrande overcame their city rivals Guangzhou R&F 2-1 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
"The first is the health risks that still exist with COVID. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia."
Aside from the 'big-three,' Europa League Champions, Sevilla look to be the main title alternative in Spain. European success was redemption for coach Julen Lopetegui after his struggles at Real Madrid and although Reguilon's loan from Real Madrid has ended, Sevilla have moved well in the transfer market to bring back Ivan Rakitic from Barca and sign midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who impressed at Leganes.
"I love football and I want to engage in football-related work," says Xie, who won Gansu's 4th Middle School Sports Meeting championship.
The captain scored his and Spain's second by looping a header over Andriy Pyatov just before the half-hour mark, only for Fati to steal his thunder with a wonderful strike just three minutes later.
Currently, the ban imposed by the country's president on contact sports is still in force even though COVID-19 active cases have witnessed a downward trend in the West African country. Enditem
"James, as everyone knows, is a fantastic player with a lot of quality and a lot of ability to make assists for the strikers," Ancelotti said of his new signing.
After consultation with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Beijing 2022 redrew and recolored its Paralympics emblem "Flying High" to keep in line with the new Paralympic symbol "Agitos", and the words "PARALYMPIC GAMES" were removed from the original design.
In addition to Hangzhou, co-host cities of Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Shaoxing also staged water sports competitions and other Asiad-themed activities, joined by other cities in Zhejiang including Lishui and Jiaxing.