PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- No.7 seed Petra Kvitova moved through to the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Laura Siegemund in 78 minutes.
In an excellent eighth place was Nico Hulkenberg, once again featuring as a last-minute substitute for Racing Point after regular driver Lance Stroll was taken ill on Saturday morning, and the German showed well despite his limited running this weekend.
"I'm kind of surprised! I never thought before the tournament I would play so well. But always knew that if I was going to make a final of a Grand Slam, it would be the French Open," said the Polish teenager said, who crashed Podoroska's hope to become the first qualifier ever to make into the final at a major.
CHENGDU, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan is still searching for its first win after five rounds of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign, following a 73-59 loss to Henan here on Tuesday.
"My eyes are on the crown heading to Gdynia, I want to win back my world half title but I know the challenge ahead especially when you know the field is strong, but I believe we have the best squad which will enable us win the championship," Jepchirchir told Xinhua on Friday.
"Today, he is unable to train. We will wait until tomorrow [Friday] to give a definitive answer to [head coach] Tite."
First reports speak of the current Formula 2 driver getting offered a seat in Formula 1 for next year's racing series. Rumors talk of Alfa Romeo signing the young German aside from Kimi Raikkonen.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
Cheshmi was part of Iran's Esteghlal soccer team in the 2020 AFC Champions League in Doha and remained in Qatar after his team's elimination from the campaign.
According to Bayer Leverkusen, Arias suffered a fractured fibula and tore multiple ankle ligaments.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.