"We look forward to working closely with them in the coming months as we prepare to return to Karen Country Club next year," said Cowen. Enditem
10 venues in the Beijing competition zone will be completed by the end of this year, while renovation of the National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest", and the China National Convention Center will be completed in 2021. Enditem
Most Chinese internationals are expected to participate in the tournament with all the games to be played behind closed doors.
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
With the runner-up finish, Azarenka said she's proud of herself.
Celta were even closer to the drop than Eibar and have waved goodbye to important loanees Rafinha and Jeison Murillo, while Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have also left.
Seven-time Serie A champions Corinthians, meanwhile, are 15th with just two wins from nine matches so far.
Shenzhen took an early lead in the fourth minute, when John Mary hit the ball into the net after receiving a volley pass from Gao Lin. The Cameroonian striker added his second goal six minutes later thanks to a critical mistake made by Henan defender Han Xuan.
"Despite the impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will stick with our goals, and we are confident we will finish the work as scheduled and up to high standard," Li Shenfei, deputy director of the HAGOC Venues Department, told Xinhua.
The bamboo shape means "getting higher and higher." The cover button is taken from the traditional Chinese wishful shape, wishing the Beijing Winter Olympics a resounding success.