Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
Currently, the ban imposed by the country's president on contact sports is still in force even though COVID-19 active cases have witnessed a downward trend in the West African country. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- After settling for another world record near-miss in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday, Kenya's Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon is set to resume her special rivalry with Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on Sept. 8.
"I have a good impression about China. It's different from what you hear in Europe," Onuegbu said.
HOHHOT, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 National Equestrian Competition kicked off on Friday in Xilinhot City, Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Leo Messi story took yet another turn on Friday when the Barcelona striker's father and representative, Jorge Messi, sent a communique to the Spanish football league (La Liga) rejecting the organization's claim that the 700 million euro release clause on his son's contract with Barca was still in effect.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach delivers a speech via video during the opening ceremony of the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
"Fairness for athletes all over the world remains my number one priority. I will never let clean athletes become hostages of political games. Under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories there are many possible consequences that do not impact the athletes," he continued.
In Paris, France came from behind to repeat their triumph in the final of the 2018 World Cup, beating Croatia 4-2, despite the absence of striker Kylian Mbappe.
Veteran full-back Fagner gave the hosts the lead by converting a 12th-minute penalty after he was brought down in the area by Marcelo Benevenuto.
Necaxa's night went from bad to worse when midfielder Claudio Baeza was sent off after being shown a second yellow card for a bad challenge on Pedro Aquino with 13 minutes remaining.