In earlier matches, sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and eighth seed Petra Martic from Croatia also advanced into women's last 16. Enditem
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
"It usually takes me at least an hour and a half to get this far, but this time I finished in less than an hour. There were thrilling moments, like encountering big waves and getting hit by another kayak, but overall it was pretty good," Shen said, gasping and smiling.
"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.
"I'm aware that the opponents that I play from now on are going to be very tough," said Osaka, who won the US Open in 2018. "For me, I think the last two Grand Slams titles, everything happened so fast, I wasn't really in the moment. I'm just really happy to be in the semis, and hopefully I can keep going."
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
56-year-old Lu Shuhui is one of Zheng's students. After Lu retired, she soon fell in love with playing Huagun with music and even sewed ornaments on both sides of the sticks to make them move more visually.
The home side was seen as lacklustre in the encounter with Greece, but managed to pick up the pace against the much lower ranked Moldova after coach Matjaz Kek made a few changes to the starting line-up, according to the Slovenian Press Agency STA.
"In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are," said the Mitchelton-Scott rider.
SARAJEVO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Poland defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
The German national record holder's effort is the second farthest throw of all time, just 72 centimeters behind Jan Zelezny's 98.48m world record set 24 years ago.