"It's obviously an honor to play at the center court, playing against David, he is a great player. I know him very well, we're good friends, so it's not easy."
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday because of an Achilles injury.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
"He is taking his medical test and he still has to sign his contract," commented Koeman, who said that although he would "rather not talk" until the youngster had put pen to paper, "we are going to have a young full back. He will have to compete with other defenders, but he is young and has played in the Champions League and I am certain he will be very useful."
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.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
Koeman also discussed rumors over interest from other clubs in winger Ousmane Dembele, whose sale would raise funds for new arrivals.
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Newly-promoted Suzhou Dongwu pocketed its first win in Chinese football's second-tier League One after beating Taizhou Yuanda 2-1 on Thursday.
As required by the government, the maximum limit of attendees per day at this year's French Open has shrunk to only 1,000 in response to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in and around Paris. Enditem
Comments of team leaders indicate growing unrest in a squad that seems to fear their ambitions could be disappointed when trying to repeat some of last season's success after winning the treble.
LONDON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Leicester City went top of the Premier League on Sunday night after Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in his side's 5-2 win away to Manchester City to give them nine points from three games.