Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a return during the women's singles semifinal match against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
The 27-year-old central-defender joined the Qatari team for a fee of 900,000 U.S. dollars. The report, however, did not specify the period of contract.
LAUSANNE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The IOC Executive Board met virtually Wednesday and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from March 10 to 12 next year in Athens. The election of the IOC president will also be held during the Session.
"Through the planning and delivery of these extremely strict and effective protocols, I am delighted that we will be able to successfully complete the AFC Champions League, despite the enormous challenges in this unprecedented year, as we promised all our stakeholders," he said.
The duo has never faced each other on the Tour level but had an encounter in junior competitions - with Swiatek knocking out the American to reach the quarterfinals of the 2016 girl's singles tournament also at Roland Garros.
"We played in the juniors in the French Open, I lost but it was a close one," said Kenin. "I'm going to prepare for the final and I'm going to do my best."
16-year-old Bai Pengshuo, a seeded player of Ningxia Beach Volleyball Youth Team who once won second prize in 2019 Youth Games for his team, also takes this chance as a practice. Bai, with a height of 198 cm, is responsible for block.
"Athletics is the number one sport of the Olympic Games. We are here to let the organizing committee know, I think they already know it. We want to work very closely with them. We want these games to be hugely successful. They (the games) will come when the world is relying heavily on sport. I hope they come out of the pandemic."
The fifth-ranked team will advance to an inter-continental playoff over two legs. Enditem
Wang won the hearts of the spectators in the stands with her outstanding performances, but she couldn't win the support from her mother, who believed girls should be elegant and focus on their academic studies. Wang only managed to convince her mother when she received an offer from a top high school because of her football talent.
Shanxi trailed as many as 15 points in the first half and strived to cut the deficit to 42-40 before the interval. Led by Chinese internationals Liu Jiacen and Wutongtong, Shanxi came back with a 44-33 second half.