WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- American star Serena Williams and Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin both advanced into the third round of the US Open after making light work of their respective opponents on Thursday.
In men's draw, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrated his 27th birthday by notching a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 second-round victory over India's Sumit Nagal.
Looking at the potential of his young front line, optimism seems appropriate.
The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion moved ahead once more in the final minute and successfully maintained the lead until the hour elapsed to reach 18,930 meters, smashing the previous mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
"Everything is focussed on the European Championships next year," the German national coach said after his side's first encounter after a ten-month-long break. The match against Spain in the Nations League ended in a 1-1 draw.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams rallied to defeat 2017 winner Sloane Stephens in the US Open third round and move into the women's singles last 16 on Saturday.
"You dream of it and never think it will happen," an emotional Bennett said after the race, during which the 29-year-old collected 65 sprint points to clinch the green jersey from Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
"In two to three years, this team has to have total stability. Then we can talk about being the big favorite," Loew said.
From December this year, test events will be held ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
"I just started playing maybe a little bit more aggressive because if I would have played the way I played, that's not the level for a quarterfinal match of a Grand Slam," Zverev said. "I had to start playing better and I was a little bit more consistent then as well. My serve got better and I said to myself, 'I'm down 6-1, 4-2, I have nothing to lose.'"