"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
Then in the third set, Williams was rarely troubled by her rival en route to victory.
The 25-year-old equalized with the last kick of the match after Rodinei Almeida brought down Elber Pimentel with a rash challenge.
“I played incredible from tee to green for the first two rounds, but I missed too many putts from within 10 feet. In all honesty, I had three putts at the 13th hole today after being on the green in two – that was difference.“
Kenin has won her last 10 major main draw matches after hoisting her first Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open, but the Belgian proved too strong for her, advancing after just 74 minutes.
Zall's Brazilian forward Leonardo Baptistao sparked the contest into suspense with a powerful header to convert Li Hang's 67th-minute corner.
In his video, despite saying "unhappy", Messi explained he would see out the last year of his deal because he would "never go to court" against the club. Enditem
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee spokesman Masa Takaya said that Coates' comments have shown the IOC is "fully committed" to delivering the Games. He said that Tokyo 2020 will "carefully monitor the situation" and take countermeasures to ensure a safe and secure Games.
This February, Rojas set a world indoor record of 15.43m in Madrid, beating the previous mark of 15.36m held by Russia's Tatiana Lebedeva. Enditem
The Iranian men's team, which has superstars like Saeid Marouf and Seyed Mousavi, is one of the leading powers of international volleyball. On the women's side, the country has also been progressing fast in recent years.
The Aguascalientes-based outfit confirmed the appointment in a brief statement on social media. Earlier, Cruz told local media that he was looking forward to his first coaching role since parting ways with Dorados de Sinaloa last year.