"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
The inexperienced coach had to compensate that by squeezing every minute.
A restored Swiatek secured her break in the seventh game and broke again in the eighth to serve for the set at 5-3. But she missed a set point which didn't prove costly as she broke Kenin's serve for the third time in the 10th to seal the opening set 6-4 after 50 minutes.
The former Bayern performer claims the team needs to count on a reliable strategy.
ROME, Oct.7 (Xinhua) -- Italy claimed a comfortable friendly win at Artemio Franchi stadium on Wednesday as the Azzurri crashed Moldova 6-0 with Stephan El Shaarawy scoring a brace.
"They carried it out quite well," said Ji after 45 minutes of play, despite her exhaustion and swollen Achilles tendon. "Everything has paid off."
Zhou Shuang, the chief referee of the beach football, said that the soft sand requires more stamina and frequent substitution of players, which, however, reduces the injuries instead when players fall. "More players are able to jump with a beautiful overhead scissors shot or a volley, and that's what we hope to see," said Zhou.
Earlier on Thursday, Paraguay drew 2-2 at home to Peru and Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 in Montevideo.
The team will report to a residential camp at a hotel in Bugesera district, south-central Rwanda, on Friday, head coach Vincent Mashami told journalists at a press conference in Rwandan capital city Kigali.
Accusations have mounted, and seem a heavy burden in Loew's 15th year in charge.
"I shot 200 times every day. These six years helped a lot in developing my fundamentals," she commented.