"It's not how you start, it's how you finish, right?" added Williams. "I just feel like, I'm okay. I'm ready to play three sets every match if I have to. It doesn't matter. A win is a win."
Flick demands a back-up for right-back Benjamin Pavard, a replacement for Thiago, and an additional winger after on-loan-Ivan Perisic has returned to Inter.
Hoeness indicated Bayern is ready to go the hard way and keep both performers, risking to lose them after this season without a transfer fee. Bayern is demanding 30 million euros for Thiago.
Capped twice for Argentina's national team, Quarta has made 101 appearances for River Plate and scored nine goals since his professional debut in 2016. Enditem
Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell should strengthen an at-times questionable back line, while Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are big money additions at the other end of the field and overall Lampard can be happy with his summer.
"I know that all the athletes and entire athletics community were looking forward to this event but I ask them to keep heart," he noted.
Several weeks ago, Bayern made an offer below Alaba's requirement. The "Sueddeutsche" newspaper indicated that the current salary structure might cause trouble as defender Lucas Hernandez is above Alaba's level.
Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
"We (the Chinese women's volleyball team) hope that the Olympic Games will be held successfully because we have been fighting for this for four years," said the 25-year-old.
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.