After both exchanged serves in the following two games, the former world No. 23 then delivered a dominant performance in the tie break to seal the first set.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese men's national football team has started a six-day training camp here on Sunday during the break of the Chinese Super League (CSL).
Sunday's rivals are Europa League champions Sevilla, and Koeman's big issue is in defense thanks to the red card shown to Clement Lenglet against Celta on Thursday.
Players of Shandong pose for group photos during the awarding ceremony of the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, on Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
She lapped in under 45 seconds on a 1,100-meter-long indoor driveway and overtook other competitors before the end. And it cost her 50 yuan (about 7.36 U.S. dollars) for the six-minute drive.
Shanxi took over early in the second quarter, constantly attacking the basket through Fu and Liu in the paint, but Hebei soon charged back with a 9-0 run. Shanxi piled up a 43-38 lead at the break.
The Iranian giant advanced to the ACL final with a 5-3 win on penalties against Al Nassr after the West Zone semifinal ended 1-1 in 120 minutes at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday.
"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
China's Shi Yanghe and Zhao Jiangqiong won the men's and the women's 65km races respectively.
The ITTF said that it is in discussions with local organizers of the 2020 ITTF Finals about the possibility of having spectators at the event.