"Hearing the saddening news, I burst into tears. Kobe had a huge influence on me. His grit and dedication pushed me to fight until this end out of love for basketball," Ji said.
Henan outscored its opponent 38-16 in the paint. Center Cheng Qi stood out with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Zhang Ru chipped in with 14 points.
"It was a difficult time for me. After thinking hard for almost a week, I decided to retire and go to college," Wang said.
Facing world No.6 Tsitsipas, it seemed like another one-sided match for Djokovic as the 17-time Grand Slam winner swept the first two sets and was serving for the match in the 10th game in the third set.
Out of love, Ji kept practicing dribbling and shooting all year long during her primary school.
But it turned out to be enough for the visitors although the home team almost managed to force the game into overtime by cutting the 0-3 deficit to one in the final stretch.
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
Spain beat Ukraine 4-0 in its first UEFA Nations League clash in September, but Busquets is expecting a tougher task in Kiev.
"I could not just rest on the plane as my players did, but distributed some time to analyze opponents' tactics. I was so tired then," Ji recalled.
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkey bounced back three times and played out a 3-3 draw with Germany in an international friendly in Cologne on Wednesday.
Murthy insisted that the club, which failed to qualify for Europe last season, has full confidence in Gracia to get the best out of the squad.