LONDON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder of the men's marathon, failed to defend his London Marathon title on the rain-soaked looped course in St James's Park on Sunday, as Ethiopian Shura Kitata won the race in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
Lo Celso did not train with his Albiceleste teammates on Monday after failing to recover from the muscle strain that kept him out of Tottenham's 6-1 victory at Manchester United on Sunday.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
Temwa Chawinga gave Wuhan a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as she received a pass and rifled an effort into the net. Shanghai leveled the game in the 13th minute as Banda stole the ball from a Wuhan defender in the penalty area and slotted it past the goalkeeper. Just one minute later, Shen Mengyu's goal, from an assist from Banda, helped Shanghai gain a 2-1 lead.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
Fujian cut the deficit to nine points in the third period, but their fightback was halted by Dong and Huang's combined efforts inside-out, and they could not truly threaten Zhejiang thereafter.
The five-hour and eight-minute triumph, which was Schwartzman's first victory over a top-five player at a Grand Slam, set up a rematch of the Rome quarterfinals against Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who withstood a challenge from 19-year-old Jannik Sinner and pulled away to win 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1 in the last match of the day, which finished at 1:30 am on Wednesday.
FC Barcelona's positive start under Ronald Koeman had produced two wins and seven goals without reply in their first two matches of the season, but that positive start was halted as they were held 1-1 at home to Sevilla on Sunday evening.
Simona Halep of Romania hits a return during the women's singles 4th round match between Simona Halep of Romania and Iga Swiatek of Poland in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 4, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)