The financial impact of the pandemic on football has been apparent, the former Leipzig coach said.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
"I wasn't experienced at all then, that was my first match on a big stadium like that, so I was pretty stressed," Swiatek said of her fourth-round loss to Halep last year.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Inner Mongolia will meet Shandong on Sunday, while Hebei will face Shanxi on Tuesday. Enditem
LONDON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder of the men's marathon, failed to defend his London Marathon title on the rain-soaked looped course in St James's Park on Sunday, as Ethiopian Shura Kitata won the race in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds.
The ban will take effect immediately. Hence, Persepolis will miss Alkasir in the crucial AFC Champions League semifinal against Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Enditem
In other Brazilian top-flight fixtures on Saturday, Gremio drew 1-1 at home to Internacional while Corinthians drew 0-0 at Bragantino. Enditem
Sichuan Jiuniu was still winless after a scoreless draw against Heilongjiang Lava Spring, while Kunshan FC defeated Nantong Zhiyun 1-0 and suggested that the club is coming to a boil perfectly. Enditem
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Baum seems to be a driven by unshakeable optimism. Despite having lost his first game as the new coach of Schalke 04, the 41-year-old encouraged the Royal Blues' squad, and supporters to continue their effort to achieve a turnaround.
In the other action on Friday, women's third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinean women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. Enditem