Barcelona insisted that he had to pay his 700-million-euro release clause.
In the men's singles, both second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia advanced into the fourth round. Thiem conquered former US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, while Medvedev made light work of local player Jeffrey Wolf, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
"I feel like every day I'm on a new journey, and in this tournament in particular and this year," Williams said. "So I feel really good. I feel like I'm on that journey and I'm going in the right direction."
PARIS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Belgian cyclist Wout Van Aert won the 7th stage of the 2020 Tour de France, a 168km ride from Millau to Lavaur, on Friday.
"A second test will be carried out within 72 hours and then another every five days as long as they remain in the tournament," he added.
In another third round clash, Australian Open champion Kenin had to weather a barrage of 35 winners coming from Jabeur's racquet, and stayed solid to break the Tunisian's serve three times, fighting her way to a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- American veteran Serena Williams and Dominic Thiem of Austria both advanced at the US Open but followed different paths en route to the next round on Monday.
The first half did not witness any breakthroughs until the last minute before the interval. Paulo Henrique Soares dos Santos's volley on the right side of the box was denied by the left post, but Wang Qiuming contributed a sliding shot in front of the goal to make it 1-0 for Hebei.
But things didn't go as organisers may have expected.
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
This came after Barcelona insisted that he had to pay his 700 million-euro release clause to leave the club, while Messi argued that a clause in his contract meant he could leave for free.