Putting an end to her professional playing career didn't mean the end of her passion for the sport. On the contrary, it was a brand new start, as she became a football teacher after graduation.
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.
As a result, Liu has been teaching Tai Chi for public welfare in elementary and junior high schools. "Many people think that Tai Chi is slow and only practiced by the elderly. Actually, martial arts practice should start from childhood," Liu added.
"My eyes are on the crown heading to Gdynia, I want to win back my world half title but I know the challenge ahead especially when you know the field is strong, but I believe we have the best squad which will enable us win the championship," Jepchirchir told Xinhua on Friday.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang rode on a strong second half to rally past Hebei 100-80 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
When first meeting Liu Tianzi, it's difficult to associate her with the above description. It isn't until her feet drew a gentle but powerful arc on the ground that we were sure she is the "female Tai Chi master."
Now the top two seeds - Djokovic and Nadal - will face each other, which would offer big stakes for both sides to seek for.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony McGill both received a bye to the second round. Enditem
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
"The players don't seem worried, because unfortunately it is a situation that will last for a while. We'd all like things to be different and to be able to play with fans in the ground, but we can't be worried, even though we all want this to be resolved as soon as possible," said the coach in his pre-game press conference.
"Result is not everything. What is really important is to find some weaknesses through every game and improve it in our training sessions," she said. Enditem