"I have been [wanting to leave] all year. I thought the team needed younger players and I thought my epoch at Barcelona had ended. It was a complicated year. I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything was very difficult and there came a moment when I decided to look for new objectives."
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
Although they face a tight schedule with another seven internationals until mid-November, Loew is adjusting his traditional approach to his new generation.
In the second minute after kick-off, Rondon scored the opener with his left foot. Rondon extended the lead for Dalian in the 29th minute, as he assisted Marek Hamsik to slot home.
Before the half break, Zhang enlarged made it two for Beijing from a powerful shot after beating Wuhan's offside trap. He could have netted the third during the first half, but his shot was denied by the post.
After the game, Beijing sits the second in Suzhou division, with Shanghai SIPG dominating the bellwether position. Wuhan ranks third, trailing Beijing by two points.
Zaniolo picked up an injury after a challenge with Donny van de Beek in the UEFA Nations League fixture between Italy and the Netherlands, and the result may cast a shadow on the star's future.
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran coach Dragan Skocic said on Thursday that Team Melli need to hold preparatory matches based on his philosophy ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
In the women's singles, fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan finished a routine job as she eased past Anett Kontaveit from Estonia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals.
The words had appeared on the majority of Paralympic Games and Winter Games iconography, but similar illustrations were seldom seen on their Olympic counterparts.
ACCRA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Ghana has invited some 40 players into the camp of the national under-17 team, the Black Starlets, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced here on Tuesday.