Further down the field, Giovinazzi's teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished a lowly 12th after an early clash with the Williams of George Russell, but the Finn also made a piece of F1 history by making his 323rd start, breaking Rubens Barrichello's long-standing record to become the sport's most experienced driver of all time.
Jia added that his team would play several warm-up matches with foreign women's football teams or local U-17 men's teams ahead of the playoff.
Despite conceding four goals, Trencin's veteran goalie Michal Valent made a respectable 36 saves to keep his team from losing even higher. Zvolen moved up to third place, pushing Trencin down to fifth. Enditem
"We are in a difficult situation and through a low ebb. We trained 20 days before the season kicked off, and many young players didn't partner with me. They said they were afraid of this."
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
"I was definitely not pleased with the way I played the finishing stages of the third and fourth sets, but I was very pleased with the way I kept my composure mentally throughout the entire match," said Djokovic. "I did feel that even though I lost the third and fourth, I still felt like I was the better player on the court. I had more control. I just felt comfortable playing."
Coe will meet with Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori later, but admitted that he did not come for "assurances" from the organizers.
Starting from pole position in a race he needed to win to eat into Hamilton's championship lead, Bottas held off the Briton in the opening stages but lost the lead after locking a wheel on lap 13, before pulling off six laps later for his first retirement of the season.
In 2017, an Italian court sentenced Robinho to nine years in prison for participating in the 2013 gang rape of a woman in Milan. The punishment was put on hold pending the completion of the appeals process. Enditem
He spent another 12 months at the club in 2014-15 - also on loan - before joining Guangzhou Evergrande of the Chinese Super League.
Argentina will meet Bolivia in La Paz in their next qualifier on Tuesday while Ecuador will host Uruguay the same day.