"In terms of where we are competition-wise, the objective at the end of the day is to measure our standard to the South African standard and see if we can meet it. We are not oblivious though, we have included six of our foreign-based players. They will bring in more drive and experience to add to that of our local players," he concluded.
The arrival of the national quartet of Li, Yang Liwei, Huang Sijing and Li Yuan meant Inner Mongolia, playing in the WCBA for the second year, emerged as a rising powerhouse.
"I'm sure that I can make many layups on the university basketball court, but here, when opponents inflicted huge pressure on me, my chance of doing that will be much lower."
With a 4,000-seat capacity, the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Center will host the doubles events. The newly-opened venue is currently staging the 2020 China National Table Tennis Championships.
Dongguan started the last quarter with Shen bagging five straight points, followed by Zhang Dongxia's shot from the 3-pointer zone. Powered by Dilana and Shen, Dongguan built an eight-point lead with 1:39 on the clock, and their win was assured by Wang Zhen's three-pointer with 39 seconds remaining.
"I'm very, very happy to be in the semifinals again and here at Roland Garros," Nadal said on court. "No doubt that this is the most important place for me and the most beautiful place to play."
Stefanos Tsitsipas made history for his country on Monday as the No.5 seed became the first Greek player in history to reach French Open last eight, after seeing off Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-2 in a 2:26 victory.
Wu and Zhao combined for the first 11 points for Shanxi, who showed their depth and began to pull away after bench players came in for a 24-16 first quarter advantage through Fu Jinqiu's buzzer-beating layup.
Schwartzman stunned Nadal 6-2, 7-5 two weeks ago in the Italian capital.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi edged Hebei 84-75 while Zhejiang smashed Fujian 96-76 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
Next for Zhang is the winner between Czech No.7 seed Petra Kvitova and Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez. Enditem