Garbine Muguruza, seeded ninth, eased into the final eight. The Spaniard beat Johanna Konta of Great Britain 6-4, 6-1. Enditem
Barca will play newly promoted Elche in the Camp Nou on Saturday a week before they kick off their La Liga campaign at home to Villarreal.
In the gala, Shaanxi announced five image ambassadors of the major tournaments. Olympic diving champion Qin Kai is in the list. Besides him, Chinese famous actress Yan Ni, 'anti-pandemic hero' Han Jianfeng, Tai Chi player Wu Yanan and swimming coach Liu Nan are in the roster.
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova, the second seed, will play fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the other semifinal. Enditem
But there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
The teenage footballers lost their lives late Saturday when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in the collision in the country's southern Ashanti region.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
Germain's header in the 85th minute, which was set up by a corner from Morgan Sanson, avoided a second straight home defeat for last season's runners-up. Enditem
New Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini made his presence felt as his side defended much better than they did last season in their 1-0 win away to Alaves last week, while Valladolid were slightly unlucky to only draw 1-1 at home with Real Sociedad.
The ceremony was held in the gymnasium of the Xi'an Olympic sports center. "As a host city of the major events, Xi'an will spare no efforts in organizing each activity. We will make great memories and try our best to hold the 14th National Games without any problems," said Wang Hao, the vice president of the event's organizing committee.