The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
As the COVID-19 pandemic brought the international table tennis calendar to a grinding halt early in the year, many players, coaches and fans were confined to their homes or their local communities.
"It has been nearly 20 years since Beijing won the bid for the 2008 Games. Chinese people have developed a deep understanding about the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Winter Games over these two decades," Lin said.
Belarus's Victoria Azarenka advanced into the quarterfinals after rallying past Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
In the other two games of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda overwhelmed Anhui Souyu 5-0, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Xiamen Tefang 3-2, still striving for a win this season. Enditem
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
Simiyu's first tenure courted controversy when the national team commonly known as 'Shujaa' refused to wear a kit emblazoned with their sponsors Brand Kenya in the Paris leg of the World Series in 2018.
Chen Siyan (70) and Yin Xiaowen (71) were the top amateurs at three-under par, tied for equal sixth with Miranda Wang Xinying (69) at seven strokes back.
"We have been informed that the AIU is going to organize a number of group testing sessions specifically for road runners. The sessions will be held at a number of locations across Kenya during September," the country's athletics running governing body Athletics Kenya said in a statement on Thursday.
In the other two matches of the day, Hunan Hualai survived an intense battle to overcome Xiamen Tefang 3-2, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Zhejiang Nengyuan 4-1, and remain at the bottom with no wins. Enditem
"I corresponded with the German Football Association DFB about Piatek's case. They ensured that they will try their best to let the player avoid the quarantine. A week ago we had a meeting with UEFA. We heard that the national federations should contact their governments to talk about the safety rules in those situations," added Kwiatkowski.