Vital performers such as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller demanded new faces after admitting to be exhausted after an energy sapping 2019/2020 season.
Offering a seating capacity of 2,000 and a standing capacity of 8,000 to spectators, the National Sliding Center features the first bobsleigh, skeleton, luge tracks in China. Enditem
Third seed Thiem was competing for the first time as a Grand Slam winner and followed his fourth win in as many head-to-head clashes against Cilic. The 27-year-old improved his record at Roland Garros to 25-6.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star says he expects a fast London Marathon race against his main challenger, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday.
The Slovak will face Argentinian qualifier and world No. 131 Nadia Podoroska for a spot in the round of 16.
Former Schalke player Naldo will also join the coaching staff.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Tenth-seeded Victoria Azarenka saw her campaign at Roland Garros end on Wednesday as the Belarusian was shocked by former world No. 26 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2 in a match where she racked up 36 unforced errors.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
Pakhtakor defeated Iranian team Esteghlal to reach the round of eight, while Persepolis edged Al Sadd of Qatar.
LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the coronavirus.