"I think I'm still same clay player as I was before, but I just think that I kind of find those conditions here and I'm still mentally tough," said Kvitova. "I played indoor, outdoor, sun, wind, whatever. But everything I was there, I think eight years ago, kind of same."
"Infinite thanks for everyone's support," Arias said in an Instagram post on Saturday. "It is very comforting to know that an entire country and many more people around the world are sending me all their support and good wishes."
BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Luis Muriel scored a first-half brace as Colombia made a winning start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela here on Friday.
Inner Mongolia and Shanxi were tied 11-11 at the start of the first quarter, but then Inner Mongolia went on a 15-7 run and built a 26-18 lead after Li Yuan hit a three-pointer before the end of the first quarter.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.
PORTO ALEGRE, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Thiago Galhardo continued his rich vein of form with two first-half goals as Internacional won 2-0 at Bragantino in Brazil's Serie A championship on Thursday.
"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
"I am so happy to have run a new European record, especially a record that has stood for so long by such a strong athlete as Paula," she said.
The 28-year-old, who endured a difficult 18 months at Barcelona before being farmed out to the Bundesliga club in July 2019, has rediscovered his confidence since returning to the Camp Nou last month, shining in a central attacking midfield role behind Lionel Messi.
Argentina's next qualifier will be against Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday. Enditem
Spain coach Luis Enrique made several changes to his side, with David de Gea returning in goal, while Ansu Fati was on the left of the Spanish attack and Oyarzabal returned to action after missing out on the midweek friendly in Portugal after a non-conclusive coronavirus test.