The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only counting on talent and youthful nonchalance doesn't take you to the top the 59-year-old predicted.
ROME, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 2020-21 Serie A season opened on Saturday with Fiorentina's narrow 1-0 win over Torino.
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Thursday that it was "completely normal" that his side should look to strengthen its squad despite winning last season's Premier League title.
Top men's seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and top women's seed Simona Halep will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday.
PSG will travel to the southern coastal city of Nice for their next match on Sunday. Enditem
Ismael Al Hammadi (L) of Shabab Al Ahli vies for the ball with Ali Nemati of Shahr Khodrou during the AFC Asian Champions League group B football match between Shabab Al Ahli of United Arab Emirates and Shahr Khodrou of Iran at Al Janoub Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
DOHA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- A late Shoja' Khalilzadeh goal earned Iran's Persepolis FC a valuable 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawoun FC on matchday three of the 2020 AFC Champions League Group C on Tuesday.
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.
The Swede, who saw his 15-competition winning streak snapped last weekend, achieved his longest throw in the second round at the Sports Park Mladost, where a crowd of only 700 was allowed in amid public health concerns.