Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all international sports events including table tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
In an absorbing third round match, 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams rallied to defeat 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes, while second seed Kenin also faced a tough challenge in a straight sets win over Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
Players will be tested "upon their arrival and will receive their accreditation as soon as the first negative test is returned," Forget said.
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will participate in the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for every association.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.
In March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This year, any player that loses in the first round will be awarded 30 percent more than last year, bringing their winnings to 60,000 euros," read a tournament statement. "A significant effort has also been made in terms of the qualifying rounds, with a 27 percent increase in prize money compared with 2019. Any players who lose in the first round of the qualifying competition will take home a cheque for 10,000 euros." Enditem
Fans of Guangzhou Evergrande cheer for the team during the 9th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
The 28-year-old was close to scoring a hat-trick in the 60th minute, only to see his one-on-one shot blocked by Jianye's goalkeeper Wu Yan.
The letter said these agents instructed young players to leave their original youth training institution, which seriously harmed the interests of young players and the academies, and undermined the market ecology.
SARAJEVO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Poland defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group A1.