File photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows that Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain celebrates during a friendly football match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre at the Ocean Stadium in Le Havre, France. French football federation (FFF) announced that Paris Saint Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and he will miss UEFA Nations League match against Croatia. (Photo by Jack Chan/Xinhua)
"The first is the health risks that still exist with COVID. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia."
Williams will take on Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, who overcame Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in another round of 16 match.
Hunan Hualai ranks third after sweeping Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 on Tuesday, with their opponents remaining at the bottom with no wins.
Having finished just 17 hundredths of a second short at last month's opening Diamond League meeting in Monaco, Kipyegon seemed on track to achieve her ambition with 200 meters remaining, but faltered slightly over the final few meters to cross the line in 2:29.92.
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.
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.
Villarreal have also had a good summer after their fifth-place finish last season with the arrival of the experienced Unai Emery as coach followed by the bargain signings of Valencia due Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin, along with a loan for the exciting winger Taka Kobe from Real Madrid.
This win came weeks after another Ugandan star Joshua Cheptegei shattered Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's 16-year-old 5,000m world record at the restart of the coronavirus-hit Diamond League in Monaco, France.
World championship leader Lewis Hamilton could only finish seventh after serving a time penalty for coming into the pitlane when it was closed, dropping him to the back of the field.
The women's one-hour race saw a close battle between Hassan and Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei. The duo stayed well ahead of the world record pace as they exchanged the lead several times but neither managed to break clear.