After registering a 30-point performance in Saturday's first round game, Shanxi captain Wu Tongtong expressed her gratitude to medical staff in fighting against the virus.
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.
The visitors from Poprad did not put on an offensive show either, but scored twice, which was sufficient for earning their first victory of the season.
The five-time SBL champion Inter Bratislava, who was to grab its sixth before the pandemic forced the season to end prematurely without a champion crowned, put on a solid start in Lucenec, leading by three points after the introductory period but the home team turned things up a notch and won all the remaining periods under the leadership of the American guard Dominique Hawkins who led the scoring department with 27 points.
Association president Fritz Keller demanded a series of victories to collect points helping to avoid relegation "as we can't afford to go down to a lower group."
"Our opponents did well on making shots at the start. This is our second match of the season, and we hope to improve through each game," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has 61 goals in 101 appearances for the Selecao, just one behind Ronaldo and 16 shy of record holder Pele.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.
ROME, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Roma snatched its first win in the 2020-21 Serie A season on Saturday, as the Giallorossi beat Udinese 1-0.