Although Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper Adrian was at fault for the opening goal, Villa picked holes time-after-time in the Liverpool back line and could have had an eighth when Watkins hit the bar in the last minute.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance to serve for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when an opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Xinjiang put on a defensive-minded game to best Shanghai 68-53 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Wednesday.
"Speed is her advantage. We hope she can improve her vision on the court and shooting ability," added the former head coach of China's women's junior national team. Enditem
Shanghai's defense played a decisive role in their 112-98 victory over Shaanxi despite the latter's crazy 3-pointer shooting performance
China's Shi Yanghe and Zhao Jiangqiong won the men's and the women's 65km races respectively.
BERLIN, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Union Berlin took their first win of the season, hammering Mainz 4-0 in the Bundesliga's third round of matches on Friday.
Bayern took the lead twice, but Hertha never gave up and rallied back before Lewandowski's fourth goal of the game secured all three points at home.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
"We want to play good football, whether it be at sea level, at high altitude, on the road, or at home," Farias told a news conference, urging Bolivians to "have faith in his players".