WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad/Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the women's doubles final at the US Open on Wednesday.
"I felt very nervous when I played because we were behind at that time. Also, I like the atmosphere of the knockout round, it was intense, like in international events," said He Bingjiao after taking a straight win in the women's singles against Zhou Meng.
However, first Gabriel Paulista and then Maxi Gomez levelled the scores and two goals late in the second half from Manu Vallejo gave Valencia a win that will help raise morale around the Mestalla Stadium.
Meanwhile, Nuremberg were able to reduce the arrears in the closing stages when Phillipp Steinhart converted a penalty in the 79th minute.
PARIS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- As September 21 marks the 500-day countdown of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Game, International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday that preparations for Beijing 2022 are "on track and going well".
Sunday sees four more games, with perhaps the highlight being the Valencia derby between Valencia and Levante, while Huesca return to the top-flight away to Villarreal. Enditem
"Government should invest more in sports so that more medals are won and the country gets good branding out of it," said Kimuli.
Her last appearance in the WTA tournaments was in Doha in February, defeated by Elise Mertens in the first round.
Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
JAKARTA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is determined to cancel its application to host the Asia serial badminton tournaments following its decision to withdraw from the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup 2020 as the COVID-19 has yet to peter out, an official said.
Mikel Arteta has now had time to put his mark on the Arsenal side he inherited from Unai Emery and winning the FA Cup and the Community shield have given the club a positive air, as have the signings of Willian from Chelsea, central defender Gabriel from Lille and the return of Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.