But as her career approached a curtain down, Ji has a mixed feeling towards it.
"I wanted to play this match as if it was the first round. I didn't want to think it was a semifinal because it would have stressed me out."
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu sailed past Shaanxi 89-69 for their third consecutive victory, while defense played a big role in Xinjiang's 68-53 victory over Shanghai in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign here on Wednesday.
"We are not a strong side. After playing such an intense game, we can improve in mentality and carrying out tactics," Wuhan coach Li Xin commented.
Ji was dubbed "Female Kobe" for her shooting posture and scoring ability similar to deceased American legend Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January.
The female world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifa Hassan from Netherland and Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopian will contest the 10,000m and 5,000m respectively. Enditem
"We cannot wait to celebrate our NBA title with our fans," the Lakers tweeted Monday afternoon when the team returned to the city from Florida. "After consulting with the City and the County, we all agree that a joyful and inclusive public celebration will take place as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, thank you again, Lakers Nation, for your support!"
CHENGDU, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan is still searching for its first win after five rounds of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign, following a 73-59 loss to Henan here on Tuesday.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
"He has started treatment and physiotherapy. The next 24 hours will be important to see how his recovery will be. We'll evaluate him again before training [on Thursday] and we'll have a better idea then."
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.