"Serena is Serena," Sakkari said after advancing earlier Saturday by beating 19-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1. "You have to come up with some great tennis. Otherwise there is no chance against her."
Damjan Bohar scored the only goal for Slovenia in the 28th minute.
The victory also moved the Azzurri to top spot in Group A1 with four points from two games, one point clear of the Dutch, who are playing under interim coach Dwight Lodeweges following Ronald Koeman's departure for Barcelona, and third-placed Poland, who came from one goal behind to beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 in Monday's another action.
CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Sunday, after they edged Anhui Souyu 4-1 and Shenzhen Nankeda 5-0 respectively.
"I will work closely with my coach under an adjusted plan, trying to make progress through every competition," Wang said of his future plans. "And save my best for Tokyo." Enditem
The Kenyan now will return to her 1,500m specialty against Dibaba with hope of continuing her perfect start to Diamond League series at the Ostrava Golden Spike (Czech Republic) on Tuesday.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
"They feel that what is happening with the U.S. Government could create a negative precedent internationally that could be replicated and would jeopardize the entire global anti-doping system."
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run on Monday as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini's side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
Borhani made her international tournament debut in the 2009 Asian Club Championship. But the Iranian players face difficulties in the overseas leagues.
Pepe's agent, Adriano Spadoto, traveled to London this week for talks with Wolves representatives, the Globo Esporte news outlet said.