The Schalke coach's options seem limited due to financial uncertainty and the transfer window closing this Monday at midnight.
"She played really really well today. I think everything is tough. My ball is very short and she opened the court very nice and used very nice winners," said the world 39th-ranked Zhang, who has also achieved a personal best at Roland Garros by reaching the fourth round.
"We mainly worked on guarding their three-pointers, also doing well on 3-pointers and rebounds on our own," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen commented.
LONDON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The weekend produced two absolutely incredible results in the Premier League as Manchester United lost 6-1 at home to Tottenham, while reigning champion Liverpool was thrashed 7-2 away to Aston Villa.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia completed another lop-sided victory by thrashing Shandong 101-56 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
"I'm living in a dream. I came here two weeks ago to my Roland-Garros qualifying but today I'm here in the quarterfinals," said the 26-year-old Italian qualifier, who hadn't played a Grand Slam main draw before this year's Australian Open, where she suffered an early first-round exit.
FC Barcelona has had an excellent start to the campaign and has looked much sharper and stronger under Ronald Koeman's guidance in their opening two matches. However, it will be without central defender Clement Lenglet on Sunday, with the Frenchman missing the match against his former club Sevilla after being sent off in Vigo on Thursday. Enditem
Elsewhere, Athletic Club were linked with a late return of former striker Fernando Llorente only for the deal to fall through, while Valencia coach Javi Gracia is rumored to be considering resigning after a summer which saw the departure of players such as Dani Parejo, Ezequiel Garay and Rodrigo Moreno without any new arrivals to strengthen a squad which failed to qualify for Europe last season.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's national team center, Li Yueru, displayed her offensive dominance as title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.
With Sichuan's offense bogged down, Dongguan retook the lead and delivered the final blow with efficient offensive late in the fourth to make it 78-71.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.