"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
PARIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Petra Kvitova managed to return to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 after a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 dismissal of China's Zhang Shuai in the opening game on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Monday.
"Xinjiang has more star players than us. We just have to relax and prepare for a fight. Nothing else," Ding added.
He has also maintained Wolverhampton forward, Adama Traore in his squad, despite the striker, who was born close to Barcelona, also being called up by his parents' homeland, Mali.
It was Hertha who created the first chance of the game, as Dodi Lukebakio pulled wide from a promising position following a fast break in the 9th minute.
PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's Diego Schwartzman finally overcame the hurdle of the quarterfinals at a major after three attempts, as the 28-year-old on Tuesday edged two-time Roland Garros finalist and newly-crowned US Open champion, Dominic Thiem 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-2 to book a spot in the French Open semifinals.
TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Persepolis booked a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League final after beating Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Goalkeepers Franco Armani and Esteban Andrada were Sunday among five locally based players added to Argentina's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
Elsewhere, Santos rallied late to secure a 3-2 win at Goais. Marcos Leonardo, Jefferson and Marinho were on target for the visitor while Vinicius Lopes and Victor Andrade scored for Goias.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian star Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a dominating 6-1 win over Angers on Friday.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.