"We improved our ball movement with the match going deep. The players had expected to win this match," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
The 21-year-old Kenin, by contrast, has escaped some tough battles en route to Saturday's showdown as four of her six matches have been decided in the third set and in two matches she had to fight from one set down.
"Freestyle football is attractive to the ordinary audience so it can help promote football," she said.
BUDAPEST, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 10,000 runners from some 20 countries and regions took part in the weekend's Budapest Marathon festival, roughly one-third of the usual 30,000 participants.
Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
"Since the end of last season I've been feeling more comfortable and scoring more goals," Falcao said. "Hopefully I can carry that form with me to the national team. Our main objective is to qualify for the World Cup and I'm as motivated as ever to help the team achieve that."
Jia said that he had made plans for a three-phase training camp ahead of the playoff.
"Basketball means the world to me for a long time, and now is the same. As I grow old, I know there are other things I need to pay attention to in life. Basketball is a sport and undertaking that I love, and I have put everything into it."
Star forward Luis Suarez, who plays for Atletico Madrid and only arrived in Montevideo from Spain on Monday night, was one of the last players to report for training.
"Athletics is the number one sport of the Olympic Games. We are here to let the organizing committee know, I think they already know it. We want to work very closely with them. We want these games to be hugely successful. They (the games) will come when the world is relying heavily on sport. I hope they come out of the pandemic."
China's top player Ding Junhui came from 3-0 down to beat compatriot Si Jiahui 4-3 while world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan also fought back from 2-0 down to knock out Frenchman Brian Ochoiski, 4-2.