This year, world number four Kenin counts herself among the top players, but the challenge won't get any easier as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, one of the most in-form players of 2020, awaits in the next round.
Slovakia lost three players to injury on Friday and three more had to return to their league clubs or face quarantine, forcing coach Pavel Hapal to ring the changes.
The 2020 CBSL runs from August 27 to September 14 in Chengdu. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all games are played behind closed doors. Enditem
"I personally feel like it's an obligation to qualify," the 58-year-old Argentinian told reporters. "I play to win and I don't take losing particularly well."
"At the start of the season I was in great shape physically and mentally, I was ready to dominate track but unfortunately COVID-19 slowed me down. With Ostrava meeting opportunity now here, I will give it my best," said Chelangat who still harbors an Olympic Games ambitions next year.
"This is crazy. It was already something unbelievable to win a stage on my first participation to the Giro d'Italia last year and now it's the same at the Tour de France," said the AG2R rider after the victory.
In a statement, Fluminense did not disclose details of the move nor the name of the 20-year-old's new club, though widespread media reports in Brazil and Portugal said he had signed with Porto.
The final of the tank biathlon was held Saturday at the Alabino training ground in the Moscow region. The Russian team won the competition in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 53 seconds, while the Chinese team finished in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 29 seconds.
Jackie Nakiyingi, another sports fan, argues that recent wins are a testimony that Uganda has potential to do even better.
Four-time CBSL champion Qingdao then took straight wins in the women's singles, women's doubles and men's singles, before Anhui defended some honor in the men's doubles as Liu Yi/Zhou Ziyi cruised past Guo Xinwa/Yu Jiajia 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.
Former Citizens star Sane against Spain indicated he is determined to not only take up competition at his new club in Munich but make his contribution to the German team.