"Despite only one week, she has improved a lot since we met last time. She is very young, but she has got everything on the court. Last time in Strasbourg, she didn't go into the game so quickly and played not so steadily. But this time, I can feel her confidence has boosted after winning two rounds at a Grand Slam," the former world No. 23 added.
Leipzig remained offensively minded but for all that Julian Nagelsmann's men squandered a number of chances as neither Dani Olmo nor Nordi Mukiele was able to extend the lead.
"We didn't perform well in the first quarter. We had a tough start, but ultimately took our chance," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying reflected.
According to Xia Qiang, head of the construction company at the site, refrigeration pipes were embedded in the design of the gymnasium. The first ice-making took 5 days, watering at -4 degree to make ice, increasing layer by layer, making 1 to 2 millimeters of ice at a time until an ice layer of more than 4 centimeters thick was made.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
In the first set, Shandong and Tianjin traded leads from the offset. After Shandong's Sun Jie left the court through injury, Tianjin leveled the score 15-15 and then took the set 25-21.
Although it is still very early days, the signs are much better at FC Barcelona than many expected before the season started. Ronald Koeman's team has won its first two games with ease, netting a total of seven goals without conceding and the image on the pitch has been much better than the side that looked sad and tired during Quique Setien's time in charge.
"I think it was played out at a few points really. These are a few points that rocked the game. I did not know how to seize the opportunities that I had mainly in the first but also in the second set. This is what made the difference today," Burel commented on her performance in brief.
Dongguan scored 10 points in a row early in the first quarter, before Zhejiang responded with the same scoring run through consecutive layups and foul shots, leading 20-17 at the end of the quarter.
Yerry Mina's header put Everton back in front on the stroke of halftime and James rounded off an excellent individual display with two second half goals.
"We are really pleased with the process over the last month and are proud that our league's policies are in line with our own when it comes to diversity in hiring," said Thelwell. "We met and spent time with several great candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The quality of the candidate pool further solidified our confidence in Gerhard as a top choice to lead our team."