"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."
Asensio looked back on the knee injury he suffered in pre-season in the summer of 2019, when he damaged his cruciate ligament.
The two players exchanged serves in the first two of the second set, but after Kenin called for a medical timeout at 2-1 down, the battle was in Swiatek's dominance as she swept four consecutive games to wrap up the second set in just 31 minutes.
In the men's event, Hungary's Gaspar Csere, 29, won with a time of 2:17:43, whereas the fastest female athlete was Tunde Szabo, 31, also from Hungary, in 2:43:39. Enditem
Xinjiang restrained Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break on the way to winning the game.
The duo has never faced each other on the Tour level but had an encounter in junior competitions - with Swiatek knocking out the American to reach the quarterfinals of the 2016 girl's singles tournament also at Roland Garros.
"We improved our ball movement with the match going deep. Players had expected to win this match through an easy route. After halftime adjustment, we had a different look in the second half," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
After a goalless first period, the flood gates opened wide in the second in which Poprad scored five times.
Scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Cao Junwei was a driving force as Shandong ended the quarter up 25-18.
Liu Qi and Xu Nairui chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively for Daqing.
Also on Sunday, helped by four players scoring in double digits, Sichuan defeated Henan 89-62. Enditem