"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
"I played pretty aggressively from the first ball, and that's pretty necessary against her because she's a great player who can hit a lot of great angles," Mertens said. "I tried to step into the court, and thankfully my first serve was working, so that was a big advantage."
The Bundesliga is also going to intensify its efforts to support football development in China.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday after a tennis ball he hit in anger struck a female line judge in the neck.
"I had incredible moments. My best wishes to all River fans. I'm leaving on good terms and happy with the way I was treated by fans," he said.
CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouse Qingdao Renzhou suffered its first season loss in the 11th round of the China Badminton Super League (CBSL), after going down to Ruichang Biyuan 3-2 here on Tuesday.
The ITTF Women's World Cup features 20 athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world rankings from the other continents (Asia and Oceania). For each World Cup event, there will be maximum of two players per association. Enditem
Simiyu's first tenure courted controversy when the national team commonly known as 'Shujaa' refused to wear a kit emblazoned with their sponsors Brand Kenya in the Paris leg of the World Series in 2018.
Loew's delicate task involves nothing less developing a competitive team able to return to the world's top nations.
"They feel that what is happening with the U.S. Government could create a negative precedent internationally that could be replicated and would jeopardize the entire global anti-doping system."
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.