The 29-year-old is expected to start for the five-time world champions when they meet Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday in the opening two rounds of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
"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 reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
The match, played behind closed doors at Sammy Ofer Stadium in the northern city of Haifa, saw a strong start by the visitors, who missed several opportunities early.
"It was a difficult time for me. After thinking hard for almost a week, I decided to retire and go to college," Wang said.
"I want to win every game, but it goes down to your strength. I told players that I always want to win, but the win is not just about winning the game. It can be a win on a certain aspect such as rebounds or turnovers," she noted.
It was a finely balanced game with two teams consistently within five points of each other. Both sides traded the lead 11 times until the final minute of play.
ACCRA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ghana trounced Qatar, the 2022 FIFA World Cup host and 2019 Asian champion, 5-1 in an international friendly at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya, Turkey on Monday.
Accusations have mounted, and seem a heavy burden in Loew's 15th year in charge.
Coming into the professional league in 2004, Ji was given little opportunities at Heilongjiang as a rookie. And after Heilongjiang was demoted to the second division, she had a doubt for her future. "What can I do?" Ji asked herself.
According to Gao Zhi, chief of the Press Center Division of Beijing 2022's Media Operations Department, the IOC and OBS proposed the integration of MPC and IBC to save space and improve efficiency.