As the match seemed headed for a goalless draw in the second half, Shijiazhuang broke the deadlock in the 88th minute with a cross from Brazilian forward Matheus Leite Nascimento, helping midfielder Chen Pu to score an open goal.
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.
Armin Hodzic (R) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) vies with Tomasz Kedziora (1st L) of Poland during the UEFA Nations League football match between BiH and Poland in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Nedim Grabovica/Xinhua)
LONDON, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Cristiano Ronaldo made history in Portugal's 2-0 win over Sweden, as the legendary footballer became the first European to reach 100 international goals with the first of his two goals in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.
“The last three holes were the crucial part. I had a three-putt bogey at the 16th hole where I missed a three-foot par putt. I also missed a 10-footer for birdie at the next hole. At the last hole I hit over the green. I knew then game over,” said the 22-year-old Hainan native.
"A second test will be carried out within 72 hours and then another every five days as long as they remain in the tournament," he added.
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Having been training behind closed doors for half a year, Rio 200m individual medley bronze medalist Wang Shun is itching to return to competition, with his eyes set on this month's National Championships.
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
The 25-year-old equalized with the last kick of the match after Rodinei Almeida brought down Elber Pimentel with a rash challenge.
Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
“Something clicked today. I can make putts now. You know I was really happy to make a birdie putt from 10 feet at the second hole, which gave me a lot of confidence,” said Zhang who has qualified for the US Women’s Open in December.