Xu and Melichar are now both one win away from the first Grand Slam women's doubles title for each of them. Xu was a women's doubles runner-up at Wimbledon in 2019, while Melichar was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2018. Melichar does have a Grand Slam mixed doubles title, winning that event alongside Alexander Peya of Austria at that same 2018 Wimbledon.
That's the scene envisioned by official partners China Telecom and China Mobile, who will provide telecommunication service during the Games, but only silhouettes Hangzhou's plan to deliver a smart Asian Games.
In the opening round of CONMEBOL qualifiers, beginning on October 8, Colombia host Venezuela, Uruguay are home to Chile, Bolivia visit Brazil, Paraguay welcome Peru and Ecuador travel to Argentina. Enditem
Oscar Maritu (R) of Shijiazhuang Ever Bright vies with Zhang Chenglin of Wuhan Zall during the 10th round match between Wuhan Zall and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
After the half time, the "Herthaner" came out with their guns blazing whereas Braunschweig kept eleven men behind the ball to protect the lead.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
The French defending champions kicked off their league title defence on Thursday with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens, in a game which a shorthanded Tuchel had to field several young players such as 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, who was just making his second appearance for the first team. Enditem
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Welcoming the two-year countdown to the opening of the 19th Asian Games on Thursday, host city Hangzhou exudes confidence of delivering an Asiad that has "Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavor."