The former world No. 1 is set to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
Saturday's last game saw Danny Ings' fifth-minute goal against one of his former clubs give Southampton a 1-0 win away to Burnley for their first win of the season. Enditem
The result at the Maracana stadium lifted Flamengo to the top of their group with 12 points from five matches, three points ahead of second-placed Independiente.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, the national record holder of the women's 100m freestyle, only managed a silver medal in the event at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Monday, as rookie Yang Junxuan, 18, was 0.02 seconds faster.
A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang bounced back from an opening set loss to defeat Liaoning 3-1 (9-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-20) in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Monday.
Manuel Neuer tried to play down the unrest by saying: "We know what we are facing this season. We shouldn't speak about our tiredness but accept it."
AFC general secretary Windsor John said the change reflects the new stature of the competitions and will produce significant benefits for the body and its member associations.
Badosa advanced after beating 2018 finalist Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Zhejiang's Wang Shun clinched gold in the men's 200m individual medley in 1:56.83, leading silver medalist Deng Ziqi from Guangdong by around five seconds. Liu Zongyu from Shandong took the bronze.