Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the quarterfinals as her opponent Darya Kasatkina of Russia retired during the first set with the scores at 6-6.
"The game was in fact over after my team saw a straight red card. However, my team tried their best to avoid a worse defeat," Duisburg head coach Torsten Lieberknecht said.
LANZHOU, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Rhythmic music rang across the basement at the No. 2 High School of Jingyuan County in Northwest China's Gansu province. It echoed out from an aerobics training class for the students.
In the game against Shenzhen FC, Jiangsu Suning broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. Shenzhen keeper Guo Wei could only parry Gao Tianyi's shot and Ivan Santini turned in the rebound.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
Adrian Mierzejewski added the third in the 71st minute after collecting Marcelo Cirino's heel pass in close range, bringing three league wins in a row to Lifan.
The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.
After suffering five defeats consecutively, Qingdao had no chance of being among the top eight in the next league session, although three games of the first session remain on the schedule.
Granada are still without veteran signing Jorge Molina, who tested positive for COVID-19 just after joining the club, but that didn't affect coach Diego Martinez's men as they opened the new La Liga season with a 2-0 home victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
Raul Jimenez put the away side in front with a half-volley from Castelo Podence's left-wing cross, before Romain Saiss's header from Neto's corner completed the scoring.