PARIS, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- No.7 seed Petra Kvitova moved through to the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Laura Siegemund in 78 minutes.
Sheffield United's striker Oliver McBurnie could have made it 2-0 for the home team in the 79th minute but his promising header bounced off the crossbar of Dusan Kuciak's goal.
Winless after the first two rounds, both sides are desperate to halt their stalemate coming into the 2020-21 season.
"We were not able to keep up with the aggressive approach of our opponents. We produced no final passes. I tried to switch things up in the roster but nothing helped," said Slovakia's coach Hapal after the game.
The Azzurri will take on Poland and the Netherlands on October 11 and 14. Enditem
Cheptegei also broke the 5,000m world record in Monaco earlier this year, so the Ugandan now holds the 5,000m and 10,000m world records at the same time. Enditem
Spain took the lead thanks to its efforts to pin the Swiss back when Granit Xhaka slipped as Yann Sommer tried a short pass out from goal. Mikel Merino collected the ball and fed his Real Sociedad teammate Oyarzabal to beat Sommer on the turn in the 13th minute.
"The important thing is that we won, which was our aim and what we were training for," the 22-year-old said.
The Slovaks were inches away from taking the lead in the 75th minute when Dalian Yifang midfielder Marek Hamsik sent a great pass to Lukas Haraslin who beat Randolph but was denied by Ireland captain Shane Duffy.
According to Globo Esporte, Robinho has agreed to receive a symbolic salary of less than two U.S. dollars a month.
"Result is not everything. What is really important is to find some weaknesses through every game and improve it in our training sessions," she said. Enditem