"The special situation during the pandemic forced people to find new ways of doing sports," said Liu. "Online sports competitions, online training classes and sports broadcasting shows have become more popular. That also led to faster development of hi-tech sporting equipment."
She should have won the first set when she was up 5-1 and had a set point, which TV replay showed she had converted it with a dropshot as Siegemund failed to return it before it had bounced twice. But the umpire Eva Asderaki did not rule the point in Mladenovic's favor.
Chelsea fought back from 3-0 down away to West Brom to claim a 3-3 draw thanks to an injury-time goal from Tammy Abraham.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday, in another game where VAR had a major say and which Betis defender Emerson will probably want to forget.
To survive without taking out new loans, the club's new board has refused grants from its former chairman Clemens Tonnies. The millionaire and meat-baron stepped down after two decades as an official following widespread fan protest.
The 24-year-old Sherif, who ranks 172nd in the world, has become the first Egyptian woman to present at a Grand Slam main draw, while Pliskova, 27, is bidding for her first major title in her 33rd Grand Slam appearance.
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem extended his winning streak to nine matches as the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist saw off American qualifier Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 22 minutes.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL)'s first stage ended on Monday after two months and 112 games. With an unprecedentedly intense game schedule in a closed environment, some clubs are in trouble, but giants like Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG remain strong.
However, unlike Bottas and Verstappen, Hamilton started the race on soft compound tyres and had to come in to change them sooner than he would have liked, while Bottas and Verstappen were able to go much deeper into the race on their medium compound rubber.
Alba dominated the first quarter, thanks to points by Simone Fontecchio and Marcus Ericksson, on the way to a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter.
"The conditions are not easy. It's quite slow. The roof, obviously it helps a lot. especially in the next week, you never know if it's raining or not," said the Sinner.