WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
Her last appearance in the WTA tournaments was in Doha in February, defeated by Elise Mertens in the first round.
Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Fabio Cannavaro (L) and Shenzhen FC's head coach Jordi Cruyff are seen prior to the 10th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shenzhen FC at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
In the opening men's doubles, Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv crushed Li Junhui/Ren Xiangyu 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in just 21 minutes to gain the first point for Qingdao.
His absence is likely to provide another opportunity for Cesar Dutra, who replaced Alves in the team's 2-0 defeat to Ceara in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to abate and many countries have stopped their citizens to visit Indonesia, the Indonesian Badminton Association decided to cancel its bid to host the tournament, the association's Secretary-General Achmad Budiaharto said in a statement here on Sunday.
Chang'an Athletic found the pace in the second half after Yang Hao made the equalizer in the 61st minute after collecting Wei's long pass.
The 28-year-old striker was one of seven players in the PSG squad who had tested positive recently. The other infected players include Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Keylor Navas and Marquinhos.
The season kicked off with a dull 0-0 draw between Eibar and Celta Vigo and the 90 minutes between two sides that flirted with relegation last season was really only memorable for Eibar's Pape Diop becoming the first player sent off in Spain this season.
"Although I'm not an Iranian, I have spent many years in Iran. I know the problems of Iranian football and I believe that the country has very talented players who have football DNA, but they need to change their mentality about tactical football. I think Iranian football needs coaches who increase the motivation of the players to fight," he said.
"My right eye was uncomfortable before the game, and I was influenced by that when I played. I was not in form today, but Ren played well," said the world No. 5 Chen.