"Many players have little experience of playing in WCBA. I'm satisfied with their desire to win and fighting spirit," she noted. Enditem
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Kitata, 24, managed to dash to the finishing line first, one second before Kenya's Vincent Kipchumba.
Hao, former assistant coach and technical director of Luneng, will be the club's new head coach.
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
"I mean, we both gave everything," said the third-seeded Thiem. "The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I'm still happy for him."
"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is widely regarded as having the world's most gruelling World Cup qualifying tournament.
The 26-year-old Kenyan was far behind her world record of 2:14:04 that she set in Chicago last year, but met no challenge after 30 kilometers.
Dilana took center stage early on by scoring seven points in a row, while Yang Shuyu provided much-needed help beyond the arc. The duo combined for 17 points in the first quarter to propel Dongguan to a 22-13 advantage.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, who has to work out what his most effective line up without the injured Eden Hazard is, could start with Wednesday's goal scorer, Vinicius Jr alongside Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.