Garbine, a three-time Rome semi-finalist, was slated to face last week's Madrid semi-finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday, but the Russian withdrew due to an abdominal injury. In another first-round match, before rain suspended day's play proceedings, Russia's Veronika Kudermetova notched a hard-fought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Belgium's world No.14 Elise Mertens in windy conditions.
The result means that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City cannot be displaced from the top of the table, as they have built a 10-point lead over Manchester United. City now have 80 points while Manchester United have 70. Leicester City is placed third with 66 points. The Premier League title is Manchester City's second trophy of the season; they won the English League Cup last month.
When asked about Suga's comments, the IOC spokesperson responded: "The Olympic community from all over the world is thinking of the Japanese people who are affected by the pandemic and who are facing this crisis with solidarity and resilience. Together with our Japanese partners and friends, we continue to work with full engagement to ensure the safe organisation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games."
The 33-year-old German coach will move to Bayern Munich in the summer. To clinch the trophy with Leipzig, he must overcome a negative run against Dortmund. Nagelsmann has won only one of his 11 league duels against the Cup final opponents. Dortmund's late 3-2 win on Saturday just added up to the negative series.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan could be in the white-ball squad that is likely to play three One-day Internationals and three T20 Internationals at a single venue in the island nation from July 13. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, who both did well for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, and also in the white-ball series against England at home, could be in the squad.
"We plan to host the entire series at one venue. As of now, it has been decided that the Premadasa Stadium will host the fixtures. Obviously, it depends on how the situation is around that time," Arjuna de Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) Administrative Committee chairman, told Sportstar on Monday. "With the Covid situation fluid, we cannot allow fans yet, so all the matches will be closed-door affairs," De Silva said.
Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment was one of several players, coaches and officials from New Zealand who arrived back in the country on Saturday after the postponement of the 2021 IPL. Pamment said that it was when a support staff member in the team tested positive after they went to Chennai that they realised that the bubble was not impenetrable.