Stephens went up a double break to carve out a 5-2 lead and served out the opening set in just 38 minutes. But Williams began to raise her game and served much better in the second set, lifting her first-serve percentage from 50 to 76 percent. By breaking twice, Williams won the second set to level the match.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brought the international table tennis calendar to a grinding halt early in the year, many players, coaches and fans were confined to their homes or their local communities.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune defeated Shanghai SIPG 2-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday, breaking Shanghai's unbeaten record in the season.
The 26-year-old clocked 1:05:34 to win the Prague 21.1km, a half marathon race featuring only female runners with no male athletes or pacers.
LJUBLJANA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia beat Moldova 1-0 at the Stadion Stozice on Sunday, securing their first win in this year's UEFA Nations League after drawing with Greece on Thursday.
In the deciding game of mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang scored the narrow win against world No. 2 Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping 7-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11, sealing the victory for Ruichang.
CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ruichang Biyuan survived an intense battle to beat Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2 at the 2020 China Badminton Super League here on Saturday.
Simeone will (and does) argue he doesn't have the resources that are available to Real Madrid and Barcelona, but while that may be true, he has more cash to splash than anyone else in Spain and with players such as Koke, Thomas Partey Vitolo, Angel Correa, Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix, he certainly does have players to entertain.
Spain now move top of Group A4, one point ahead of second-placed Ukraine. Germany are third on two points after they lost 1-0 to Switzerland.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday after a tennis ball he hit in anger struck a female line judge in the neck.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem