In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another goal-scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
Third seed Williams essayed a signature comeback and served 12 aces to edge past her American compatriot Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes.
Sweden's star pole vaulter Armand Duplantis once again failed to beat Ukrainian legend Sergei Bubka's 26-year-old best outdoor mark of 6.14 meters, as the 20-year-old failed all his three attempts at 6.15m after clearing 6.00m. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- American stars Serena Williams and Sofia Kenin both reached the fourth round at the 2020 US Open after defeating their respective opponents on Saturday.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
A newly-promoted side in the Chinese division two league, Chang'an Athletic finished the 2019 season in 9th place on the 16-team table.
The success of clubs and coaches strengthens the Bundesliga's position in European football, against the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, the Italian Serie A, and France's Ligue 1.
HANGZHOU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A canoeing relay was held on Sunday in Hangzhou, host city of the 19th Asian Games in 2022, with the Games set to welcome their two-year countdown next week.
"It has been a difficult decision to make but unfortunately I will not be competing in Europe this year," Barty said on social media on Tuesday.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
"I think the supervisors are just doing their job, but very unlucky for Novak," said Zverev, who reached the quarterfinals by winning on Sunday. "If it would have landed anywhere else, he would have been fine."