"This year, any player that loses in the first round will be awarded 30 percent more than last year, bringing their winnings to 60,000 euros," read a tournament statement. "A significant effort has also been made in terms of the qualifying rounds, with a 27 percent increase in prize money compared with 2019. Any players who lose in the first round of the qualifying competition will take home a cheque for 10,000 euros." Enditem
In a rematch of their 2020 Australian Open quarterfinal, the second seed recovered from a 4-2 deficit in the opening set to overcome Jabeur. It's the first time Kenin has reached the fourth round at the US Open.
WARSAW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Johannes Vetter came close to breaking the javelin world record on Sunday, throwing 97.76m at the Skolimowska Memorial meeting in Chorzow, Poland.
The disappointing results and performances in the country's first two games after a 10-month long break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic might have provided evidence of how difficult it is to propel Germany forward.
Aside from a well-oiled defense, the 60-year-old is pinning his hopes on one of Europe's most promising front lines. Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry and Chelsea's new arrival Timo Werner stand for his flying squad.
For good reason, the German coach refuses to talk about winning the 2021 title or naming his side as one of the favorites.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi confirmed on Friday that he would stay at FC Barcelona this season to see out his four-year contract signed in 2017.
There were also many hand sanitizing points and people were asked to keep two meters distance from one another.
In Group B2's other match, Scotland won 2-1 against the Czech Republic, who had had to call up an entirely new squad for the match owing to COVID-19 quarantine regulations.
"Because of the unprecedented global coronavirus pandemic, we are all living with much uncertainty. We are still learning every day about the impact of this global crisis on all aspects of our lives. This is why this year's World Winter Sports Expo comes at an important time," Bach said via a video link.