"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shaanxi clawed back to edge Wuhan 80-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
Sunday's win and the midweek victory against Valladolid were largely thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced man of the match performances in both games to keep Madrid's rivals at bay.
"It's been long ride definitely. Everything came to my mind when I had my whole family, people who I loved to help me through the tough, tough time," said Kvitova. "I was just playing in the Philippe Chatrier, it was such nice to win the match and to be in the quarterfinal."
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"Everyone on the team has to contribute in some way," she noted.
Dubbed "Female O'Neal", Li Yueru was unstoppable in the paint in the first quarter, shooting five of five from the field to put Inner Mongolia up 24-10 as the quarter expired.
Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
In the match between Jiangsu Suning and Beijing BG Development, Zhai Qingwei's long-range shot in the 29th minute helped Jiangsu defeat Beijing 1-0.
Inner Mongolia tamed Hebei by 44 points on Friday. Center Li Yueru shot 10 of 12 from the field to finish with a game-high 21 points. Chen Liyu helped with 16. Wei Wei nailed 14 points off the bench.