BWF said the Badminton Association of Thailand cited special circumstances related to COVID-19 in addition to injuries to key players in making the decision.
Organizers have also decided to allocate more prize money to the early losers to show support to players who have had a particularly difficult financial year amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zhu said they had chances but need more luck in the following matches. "We had few time to adjust in the tournament-format competition. We will try our best in every single match."
"For the many, many people who have been asking how I am, this morning I underwent medical checks that revealed a tear of the cruciate ligament in my left knee," he wrote.
After Hamilton peeled off after one racing lap to serve his penalty, Gasly assumed the lead ahead of the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi who were followed by Sainz, as Stroll fell down to sixth after a poor start and almost took Raikkonen out as he overshot the Roggia chicane.
The Shijiazhuang Ever Bright FC striker left the bubble the CSL created in Suzhou last Friday for Shijiazhuang to see his daughter, born the day before. He returned to join up with his team on Saturday and started in the match against Hebei China Fortune FC two days later.
SYDNEY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Women's world number one Ashleigh Barty will not compete at the French Open later this month, citing COVID-19 risks and a lack of preparation.
"We have been informed that the AIU is going to organize a number of group testing sessions specifically for road runners. The sessions will be held at a number of locations across Kenya during September," the country's athletics running governing body Athletics Kenya said in a statement on Thursday.
Barty wished the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament and said she was now looking to a long preseason and the summer in Australia.
In other matches on Friday, Tijuana secured a 2-1 home win over Monterrey and Santos Laguna drew 1-1 at Juarez. Enditem
Mercedes almost immediately elected to pit Hamilton for his scheduled tyre change, but crucially failed to notice that race director Michael Masi had temporarily closed the pit entrance to allow marshals to clear the stricken Haas, earning their driver a 10-second stop-go penalty that put him out of serious contention.