Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
If Quintero's transfer to Shenzhen materializes, he will be the second Colombian in the team's squad, joining forward Harold Preciado.
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.
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
Banka said his focus is "absolutely" on the welfare of athletes, and that the anti-doping system that "has served clean athletes" must be protected.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."
Barys Nur-Sultan's players celebrate during the 2020-2021 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match between Riga Dinamo and Barys Nur-Sultan in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 3, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
It was Atletico's fourth win from six matches this campaign and lifted Jorge Sampaoli's side to third in the 20-team standings, four points behind leaders Internacional.
Aside from a well-oiled defense, the 60-year-old is pinning his hopes on one of Europe's most promising front lines. Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry and Chelsea's new arrival Timo Werner stand for his flying squad.
In October and November, three games are increasing the risk of injuries aside from the load players have to take in their clubs, he insisted.
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.