Serena Williams of the United States serves during the women's singles first round match against Kristie Ahn of the United States at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
The Latvian had been knocked out at the first round in 2018 and 2019. She will play Spain's Paula Badosa in the third round.
PARIS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal, who is seeking his record 13th title at Roland Garros, eased through the first round with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
On October 7, Poland will face Finland in a friendly game in Gdansk. Four days later the team coached by Brzeczek will play against Italy in the Nations League, while on October 14 they host Bosnia and Herzegovina in Wroclaw.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League (CSL) wrapped up its first stage here on Monday with Guangzhou Evergrande leading the top eight teams into the second stage slated to kick off on October 16.
FIFA and African governing body CAF had earlier sent condolences to the Ghana Football Association and the bereaved families. Enditem
Durban received 90 votes to beat the other candidate city of Dusseldorf, Germany, who received 39 votes. Dusseldorf had hosted the 2017 edition.
"The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to all industries," said Luo Jie, vice president of the China Sporting Goods Federation. "Thanks to the effort of the whole country, the virus was effectively controlled, and we finally made the show happen."
"To be honest, we've all been physically and mentally exhausted for more than 70 days, I think every player here is a hero," said Shandong Luneng coach Li Xiaopeng.
"We kept Bayern at distance and finished off our fast breaks. Moreover, we fought as a team on the pitch. This is why we won today," Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann said.