"Schalke never will be a boring club as emotions have always played a vital role. It makes Schalke unique in football."
Rising star Yan Haibin finished second with 20.86s. The 17-year-old said he was satisfied with what he achieved. "I feel excited as the gap between brother Xie and I was narrowed."
Italian wildcard Jasmine Paolini beat Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-3 to set up a second round clash with top seed Simona Halep of Romania. Enditem
Slovan's Brazilian striker Rafael Ratao had the biggest opportunity in the 41st minute when he found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper but failed to take the clear-cut chance, instead, failing to square the ball to a teammate.
Mainz were unable to put up resistance but were lucky enough that Forsberg rattled only the woodwork in the 31st minute and Angelino hit the side netting from tight angle before the half time.
More than other clubs, Schalke has suffered from games behind closed doors. "Schalke is a club with a very close connection to its enthusiastic fans. To play without them feels strange," he commented.
"Our concentration should now be on the Al-Duhail match," Resan said, adding that "We expect a difficult match against them, especially after their defeat and that they will be playing at home." Enditem
In the women's draw, US Open quarterfinalist Elise Mertens of Belgium disposed of Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-Wei 6-3, 6-1.
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's football club Gor Mahia are waiting for the go-ahead from the government to resume sporting activity before embarking on preparations to represent the nation at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League next season.
The relationship between WADA and the U.S. has been strained since the latter threatened in June to withhold funding if WADA doesn't make what the U.S. deemed sufficient reform. WADA later called the report "misleading and inaccurate" in a formal response.