The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin hobbled off the court, seemingly through a strain, just one minute into the second half. Without one of its main scorers, Shanghai could not catch up on the offensive end as Xinjiang pulled away through backcourt combo Wang Siyu and Wang Lili's efforts.
"I feel that physical contention is not at the same level. The opponents played tough on both ends. As for the game experience, I'm not at the same level with teammates and opponents either," she noted.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
The league's governing body is therefore inserting one match into each round that was initially scheduled for a later date.
Lenglet's suspension means he misses the game against his former club and highlights the lack of options at the back, where youngster Ronald Araujo is the only alternative to partner Gerard Pique in the heart of the Barca back four.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will miss Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia because of a thigh injury, the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Tuesday.
Paranaense reduced the deficit courtesy of a Renato Kayzer header but Everton Ribeiro put the result beyond doubt when he lashed home from 20 yards after combining with Giorgian de Arrascaeta.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
When facing Turkey in a friendly in Cologne, the national coach Joachim Loew not only has to give several of his vital players a break but also to deal with various cancellations.
PARIS, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Novak Djokovic encountered his toughest test at this year's Roland Garros so far on Monday, but the Serbian great still came through in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 over No.15 seed Karen Khachanov to reach the last eight in French Open for 11 consecutive years.