"Holding the Expo in the Olympic city of Beijing sends a strong signal of confidence. The world of sport is ready to contribute to the recovery from the crisis and to rebuilding a more human-centered and inclusive society."
"I feel like every day I'm on a new journey, and in this tournament in particular and this year," Williams said. "So I feel really good. I feel like I'm on that journey and I'm going in the right direction."
International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- All players participating in this year's French Open will be housed in two assigned hotels to reduce the risk of COVID-19, and a limit of 1,500 fans per day will be allowed to enter Roland Garros, as organizers unveiled health protocols on Monday.
ROME, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Italian Serie A elites Roma announced on Tuesday that Nicolo Zaniolo will under surgery after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
XIAMEN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Yin Ruoning continued the incredible start to her professional career on Friday as the Shanghai teenager won the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Orient Masters by one stroke in Fujian province for her third straight win.
Chasing his 18th Grand Slam singles title, world number one Djokovic was in total control against his 28th-seeded opponent, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 42 minutes to progress to the last 16 in the men's singles.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
In the final clash of the mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang, the gold medalists at the 2019 World Youth Championships, controlled the game to sweep Ye Yuanpeng/Yang Xiaole 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, securing the victory for Ruichang.
In a statement, Fluminense did not disclose details of the move nor the name of the 20-year-old's new club, though widespread media reports in Brazil and Portugal said he had signed with Porto.
There were also third round wins for Belgian star Elise Mertens, Belarussian veteran Victoria Azarenka and France's Alize Cornet.