BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- FIVB President Ary S. Graca has pledged his commitment to the development of volleyball in Asia (including Oceania).
"She started really well right away, and had really good length, and was serving great. So I struggled at the beginning. I felt like I'm also not playing too bad, but just so many easy points going away with serve and return situations," said Siegemund.
The forward missed most of last season after knee surgery and although he was able to return after the break for the coronavirus, another knee injury interrupted his start to the new season.
DALIAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The organizing committee for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China held its first meeting in Dalian, Liaoning province on Saturday.
The Czech is yet to drop a set and will face fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin of the United States for a place in the final. The reigning Australian Open champion survived a fight-back from Danielle Collins in the second set and dominated the deciding one to reach the semis 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
The 27-year-old central-defender joined the Qatari team for a fee of 900,000 U.S. dollars. The report, however, did not specify the period of contract.
"I was definitely not pleased with the way I played the finishing stages of the third and fourth sets, but I was very pleased with the way I kept my composure mentally throughout the entire match," said Djokovic. "I did feel that even though I lost the third and fourth, I still felt like I was the better player on the court. I had more control. I just felt comfortable playing."
TALLINN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Estonia drew 3-3 with North Macedonia at home on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan national soccer team captain, Diego Godin, said on Wednesday, ahead of their match against Chile in the FIFA World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022, that the Chilean national team is "strong" and is in a process of renovation.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.