CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shaanxi clawed back to edge Wuhan 80-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
After both exchanged serves in the following two games, the former world No. 23 then delivered a dominant performance in the tie break to seal the first set.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1. Borussia Monchengladbach wrapped its first victory of the campaign after easing 3-1 past rival Cologne. Wasteful Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with newly-promoted Stuttgart following a 1-1 draw and Leonardo Bittencourt's sole goal of the match helped Werder Bremen to edge newcomer Armenia Bielefeld. Enditem
"It's not easy for us to return to court. I always want to say thanks to all medical staff across the country for giving us a safe environment to play. We appreciate it a lot," Wu said.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.
Outscoring its opponent 28-14 after the first quarter, Jiangsu was never really challenged by Shaanxi over the ensuing three quarters.
In her WCBA debut, Fang displayed impressive speed and sharpness on the offensive end, but due to a lack of experience, she was called two offensive fouls in a row when the two sides were involved in jigsaw-like contention in the third quarter.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
Dongguan started the last quarter with Shen bagging five straight points, followed by Zhang Dongxia's shot from the 3-pointer zone. Powered by Dilana and Shen, Dongguan built an eight-point lead with 1:39 on the clock, and their win was assured by Wang Zhen's three-pointer with 39 seconds remaining.
Bolivia have not qualified for the World Cup since 1994, when they were eliminated in the group stage in the United States. Their only other appearances in the competition came in 1930 and 1950. Enditem