"If you impose yourself from the very beginning on the court, which I have in those first three matches here, then it makes it hard for them to really believe that they can come back and make a turnaround in the match," said the 2016 champion, who is seeking for an 18th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.
CHENGDU, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Rising powerhouse Inner Mongolia got the second straight big win by beating Shandong 101-56 on Sunday, staying on the top of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's Diego Schwartzman finally overcame the hurdle of the quarterfinals at a major after three attempts, as the 28-year-old on Tuesday edged two-time Roland Garros finalist and newly-crowned US Open champion, Dominic Thiem 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-2 to book a spot in the French Open semifinals.
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during the men's singles third round match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Stefano Travaglia of Italy at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros, in Paris, France on Oct. 2, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
In the other action on Friday, women's third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinean women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. Enditem
It looked like Bayern was on the way to an easy victory but Hertha Berlin turned up the intensity and halved the deficit only seven minutes later when Cordoba headed home Matheus Cunha's free kick.
The previous best for the No.7 seed in Paris was the semifinals in 2012 when she lost to eventual champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-3.
TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Persepolis booked a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League final after beating Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
Roma had a shaky start to the new season, managing only one draw and one defeat after two rounds.