Rafinha joined Flamengo from Bayern Munich in June last year and helped the Rio de Janeiro club secure a historic Copa Libertadores-Brazilian Serie A double five months later.
Guoan extended the lead just three minutes after the break as Teda's clearance went into the path of Renato Augusto who bent a curler into the top corner.
"A match like today, I just feel like Pironkova was serving well, she was hitting winners everywhere," Williams said. "Maybe I wasn't being aggressive enough. So I think it's more or less me adjusting my game in the second set and coming back and just trying to do better."
According to FIVB, Ze Roberto has already decided which path he'll take with his roster, he has some questions he needs answers to, and will use the opportunity to battle the best teams in the world across the globe to find the necessary solutions.
The 61-year-old incumbent president Ahmad Ahmad, who brought the 29-year reign of former president Issa Hayatou to an end by defeating him in January 2016 could seek a second four-year term.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
"I'm so proud of Nicole and I, we've really worked very hard every day," said Xu, after the pair reached their second final in the last three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Thanks to the victory, Shanghai lead the table with 23 points, while Qingdao are seventh with seven points among the eight sides in the Suzhou division. Enditem
Because of his foot injury, Shi has been attempting to switch his take-off leg to his right. He admitted the process is very difficult and he is still not familiar with the change.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League (CSL) side Qingdao Huanghai FC has signed European forward Dejan Radonjic, the club announced on Friday.
"It was really a tough game. I was challenged in today and yesterday's game (the one against He Bingjiao)," commented Chen. "Zhang moved fast and made few errors on the court. She controlled the game in the first and third sets. I had to make adjustments and finally changed the situation."