Indeed, before the enforced break due to the coronavirus, Atletico were in sixth place in the table and it looked as if a top-four spot and qualification for the Champions League were in doubt.
Williams's ambition of securing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title remains alive as she moved into the women's quarterfinals after an immensely hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory over Maria Sakkari of Greece, while Thiem had a much easier time with a 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 win against Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the men's draw.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- World number 77 Sorana Cirstea of Romania produced a sparkling performance to come from behind and beat No. 9 seed Johanna Konta of Britain 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in almost three hours to move into third round of the US Open on Thursday.
"This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok. I'm extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong," Djokovic said.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Having been training behind closed doors for half a year, Rio 200m individual medley bronze medalist Wang Shun is itching to return to competition, with his eyes set on this month's National Championships.
Wuhan's 23-year-old bench goalkeeper Wang Zhifeng kept a clean sheet in the second half, and might become a start in the future together with Dong, who joined Wuhan from Hebei China Fortune.
13 minutes later, Anderson Talisca leveled the score with a similar long drive. Two minutes after that, Evergrande's Fernando Henrique kicked the ball home again in the melee in front of the gate but was ruled out as offside firstly. His goal was denied again by the referee in the 85th minute.
However, the finals, scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from Oct. 3-11, will proceed as planned, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling will spearhead the Chinese squad as they each bid to win the women's singles title at the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup.
TEHRAN, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Iran national women's volleyball team captain Maedeh Borhani said in a recent FIVB interview that she hopes her team can get a medal at the Asian Championship.
The 52-year-old replaces Alfonso Sosa, who was sacked on Friday after a 2-0 home defeat to Leon, a result that left Necaxa 15th in the 18-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.