'It's a sport that in a way represents freedom. When we ski, we can feel really free, I also feel as if I am challenging myself to become better.'
The first half saw fierce confrontation from both sides, as Hebei was eager to win a ticket to the championship game, while Tianjin had good morale from the latest match, and didn't want to lag behind.
"Football is wonderful. If we beat Bremen, everything is forgotten, and nobody remembers all the chaos," the striker commented.
The tournament, which was originally scheduled for June, was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic and served as the second major played this year. Enditem
Meanwhile, Sport Recife continued their impressive recent form with a 1-0 home victory over Fluminense. Former Flamengo striker Hernane scored from the penalty spot after Leandro Barcia was brought down by Egidio Pereira.
Huanghai got the opener in the 37th minute when Gao Xiang headed in left-back Yang Yu's cross.
Their performances at the championships will be an important reference for their qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Andreescu beat American player Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows 12 months ago to become Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion. She had earlier been forced to skip the defence of her US Open crown due to her injury. Enditem
The remaining eight teams of the league will form the other group, to be based in Dalian, to fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie for a birth for the next CSL season with the winner of the second-tier league. Enditem
Chengdu broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute with a low drive from Serbian forward Nikola Djurdjic at close range to make it 1-0.
The meeting also reiterated that all Games venues should be completed by the end of this year, safely and up to high standards.