"In the end all I focus on is what I can control on the tennis court. That's what I did in 2018 final. I feel like that's what I did this time," said the 22-year-old Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams of the United States to win the 2018 title.
The 55-year-old manager claims additional playing staff is inevitable having to play a challenging season providing more week games than ever before in all competitions.
Shandong went ahead in the 19th minute when striker Duan Liuyu miss-kicked the ball which flew into Graziano Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from close range.
Alexi Stival's men are now sixth in the 20-team standings with 15 points while Sao Paulo are second with 18, two points behind leaders Internacional, who have a game in hand.
One of the smaller and historically less successful teams in Brazil's top flight, Fortaleza have punched above their weight under Ceni's stewardship.
Hoffenheim gained a foothold into the clash as the clock ticked after Emin Bickakic and Dennis Geiger came close at the half-hour mark.
The hosts assumed control from the kick off and surprised top flight Frankfurt with an offensively-minded strategy.
Braunschweig's strategy did not pan out as Berlin levelled the scores in the 65th minute through Peter Pekarik, who benefitted from Cunha's cut-back pass from inside the box.
Stuttgart edged third-division club Hansa Rostock on a sole goal from Sila Wamangituka and Jonathan Schmid's 2-1 winner for Freiburg sealed Waldhof Mannheim's first round exit. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Thursday.
XI'AN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's 14th National Games is scheduled to be held between Sept. 15 and 27 in 2021 in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, released the organizer on a media conference on Thursday.