In women's action, Petra Kvitova managed to return to the quarterfinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 after a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 dismissal of China's Zhang Shuai in the opening match on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Monday.
MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Matchday 5 in La Liga comes immediately after a midweek round of matches and brings to an end a condensed fixture period before the international break. Here are some things to look out for this weekend before La Liga takes a break.
Rafael Nadal hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Italian Stefano Travaglia at French Open in Paris on Oct. 2, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
The Schalke coach's options seem limited due to financial uncertainty and the transfer window closing this Monday at midnight.
Can Bozdogan (below) of Schalke 04 scores an own goal during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
Shanghai's hope of leveling the game was shattered as Barbra Banda's shot in the 87th minute hit the woodwork and bounced off.
"We found several problems during the tournament and we will strengthen training in the future," he added.
It was not the only stunning result of the weekend. Tottenham inflicted a humiliating 6-1 defeat on Manchester United at Old Trafford as the home side's defense imploded in a disastrous performance that Spurs exploited to the full.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the 6th to the 11th game. Zhang served to win in the 10th game but was broken by her French opponent. However, when the chance appeared again in the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
The ITTF revealed that Zhu has pulled out of the Women's World Cup due to health issues. Sun is also scheduled to play at the 2020 ITTF Finals.
Barca issued a communique shortly after the final whistle confirming Alba had "problems in his right hamstring," adding that he would undergo tests on Monday to discover the full extent of the injury.