PARIS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Simona Halep's 17-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday at Roland Garros, as the Romanian ended her run for a third major title 6-1, 6-2 following a devastating performance from Iga Swiatek in the women's singles fourth-round match.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
Atletico Madrid at home to Villarreal is Saturday's most attractive game, with Luis Suarez likely to start in the Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico looks to improve on its flat showing away to Huesca in midweek.
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.
The Red Bulls fired American coach Chris Armas last month and South African Bradley Carnell took over as interim coach.
"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
Arsenal continued its positive start to the season with a 2-1 win at home over Sheffield United, but Mikel Arteta's side had to endure a frantic end to its game after David McGoldrick curled home a spectacular 83rd minute goal for the visitors.
The 17-year-old assist-giver remained in the thick of things as Reyna's through ball met Haaland, who drilled his brace from the edge of the box into the top left corner with 66 minutes played.
"We didn't deal well with some details in the first half and conceded many errors," added the Chinese international.
German media accused Bayern of having made panic acquisitions while under time pressure to find suitable deals.