"Our opponents played very well today. We were not decisive enough. In the deciding set, we tried to play our tactical discipline and not be influenced by our rivals. We made it," said Liu.
Borhani then joined the Turkey league after her journey in Bulgaria. She called her overseas experience 'ground-breaking' for Iranian female athletes.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
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
Atletico continued to create the best chances and Rodrigues added his team's third goal by heading in on the hour mark to put the result beyond doubt.
Djokovic immediately rushed over to check if she was okay and placed his hand on her back as she struggled for air. After a few minutes she was able to get up and walk off the court.
Both matches will be played behind closed doors in line with health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local press said on Tuesday, quoting the Moroccan Football Federation.
The fixture, if it goes ahead, will be the first outing for both teams this year. International matches in the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) have been suspended since March because of the global health crisis. Enditem
It was Atletico's fourth win from six matches this campaign and lifted Jorge Sampaoli's side to third in the 20-team standings, four points behind leaders Internacional.
Looking at the potential of his young front line, optimism seems appropriate.
"The big thing for me was to be the aggressor and to be okay with making unforced errors," said Osaka. "Apparently I didn't make that many. Just to accept the unforced errors because I know that I'm going for shots."