JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu snatched a full-set (25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 28-26, 15-10) victory over Tianjin in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Saturday.
"I am going to be extra careful hitting a tennis ball around the court. That's something that is obviously staying in my mind after what happened in New York," Djokovic said in a press conference before the French Open.
World number 12 Ding shared the opening four frames with Mark Allen, but took the following three in a row to seal a 5-2 win.
The Brazilian, who was so important to Madrid last season, was surprisingly left out of the starting 11 a week ago, although he did play the last 20 minutes and it will be interesting to see how Zidane deals with the situation.
Jiangsu had slight advantage from the very beginning and moved towards winning the first set gradually and steadily.
After both sides traded points in the beginning of the second set, Li scored a pair of spikes to initiate Tianjin's 9-1 run, which Hebei failed to cut it until the end of the set.
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
LONDON, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Premier League jumps straight in at the deep end this weekend with Manchester United's visit to Brighton opening the third round, although fans will be forced to wait until Monday night for the star attraction when Liverpool entertain Arsenal.
It may seem harsh to say that the reigning Champions have problems scoring goals, but that was one of Real Madrid's main issues last season, with much of the responsibility falling on Karim Benzema.
"They managed to escape our pressing for over an hour," striker Thomas Mueller said. His statements indirectly back Flick's claim to get a right-back, a number 10 as a successor of the ball-machine Thiago and an additional winger.
NAIROBI, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- World champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Conseslus Kipruto are planning to raise the bar in the 800m and 1,500m respectively at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday.