CHENGDU, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Qingdao Renzhou reached the summit of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) table with 13 wins and one loss for the first stage that ended here on Friday, with Ruichang Biyuan and Hunan Hualai ranking second and third respectively.
Zhu comes from a small village in China's central Henan Province, where she grew up one of five daughters of a poor farming family. The farm girl-turned Olympian wants to be successful off the court, and be more than just a well-known name to sports fan.
WTT Macao will feature 16 of the world's best male and 16 of the world's best female paddlers. Participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
The hosts assumed control from the kick off and surprised top flight Frankfurt with an offensively-minded strategy.
The ace claimed six ranking titles last season but failed to defend his world championship title in the season-ending tournament.
In the decider, the 22-year-old Osaka finally created her first break chances, and converted en route to a 4-1 lead. After that, Osaka never looked back.
This initially saw another deployment of the safety car, before race stewards decided that clearing the wreckage and repairing damage to the barrier would be better done with the race temporarily halted again.
Cheptegei and Kiplimo are only part of the top tier of athletes that the East African country has to offer.
"We prepared the game well, mentally and physically, but this is a real game, not a training," said Yang.
Wuhan and Shanghai were jointly leading the league both with a 6-0 record prior to Saturday's clash. In stoppage time of the intense match which Wuhan won by 3-0, Camila Martins De Aguiar of Shanghai was shown a direct red card for a flagrant tackle and then struck some Wuhan players, which then turned into a brawl.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Azarenka seemed headed for an agonizing loss after being hammered 6-1 by Williams in the first set, but the 31-year-old turned the tide, raising up her level and reducing the unforced errors before securing the 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.