Stephens went up a double break to carve out a 5-2 lead and served out the opening set in just 38 minutes. But Williams began to raise her game and served much better in the second set, lifting her first-serve percentage from 50 to 76 percent. By breaking twice, Williams won the second set to level the match.
In terms of the title race, reigning champions Real Madrid will be confident of defending their crown - not because they look any stronger than they did last season, but because main rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (at the moment at least) look weaker.
CHENGDU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both clinched victories at Friday's China Badminton Super League, remaining in first and second place respectively.
The Barcelona wonderkid cut inside from the left flank again before fizzing a spectacular finish beyond Pyatov from outside the area. Ferran Torres later completed the scoring for Spain.
La Liga replied to the communique insisting that they were correct in their insistence over Leo Messi's release clause. Enditem
"They feel that what is happening with the U.S. Government could create a negative precedent internationally that could be replicated and would jeopardize the entire global anti-doping system."
Ruichang now continue at second in the standings behind Qingdao Renzhou, which also enjoyed a victory on Saturday, defeating Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 with ease.
The second-tier league will take place behind closed doors. In the first session, the 18 teams will be divided into three groups, which will follow the traditional home-away round robin format.
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is hopeful that Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 can proceed in good order despite the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking at the potential of his young front line, optimism seems appropriate.
In the other matches on Monday, Anhui defeated Jiangsu 3-2, while title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak by beating Hunan Hualai 4-1 and Xiamen Tefang 4-1 respectively.