"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
In an absorbing third round match, 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams rallied to defeat 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes, while second seed Kenin also faced a tough challenge in a straight sets win over Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
Going into the final round with a one stroke lead, Yin made a birdie four at the 534-yard second to get to eight-under. She could then only muster par for the next nine holes before making birdie at the 12th hole as playing partner Zhang Yunjie picked up four birdies to get to 10-under for a one stroke lead through 15 holes.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
The academy, named after one of the country's most famous coaches, is solely responsible for the highest available coaching license.
Ruichang took the first point with a straight win in the women's doubles, before Zhejiang fought back and took the victories in the men's singles and men's doubles. Then He Bingjiao overcame a one-set deficit to beat Han Qianxi in the women's singles, helping Ruichang to tie the game 2-2.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
On September 13, the team from Shaanxi will start its season campaign, facing Jiangxi. Enditem
Xilinhot became the host city of the annual national equestrian competition in 2013. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dalian Professional were held to a 1-1 draw by Jiangsu Suning in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
"It's a fight for every second now and lots of things will happen to each of us on the road to Paris."