Also on Wednesday, powered by Dilana Dilishati's 21 points, Dongguan handed Wuhan its third straight loss into the season at 80-62. Enditem
LA PAZ, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia head coach Cesar Farias said Saturday his players are ready to prove their doubters wrong in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Argentina.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1. Borussia Monchengladbach wrapped its first victory of the campaign after easing 3-1 past rival Cologne. Wasteful Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with newly-promoted Stuttgart following a 1-1 draw and Leonardo Bittencourt's sole goal of the match helped Werder Bremen to edge newcomer Armenia Bielefeld. Enditem
Mainz were unable to gain a foothold into the first half and had to wait until the 38th minute to get their first chance on target, as Jean-Philippe Mateta's header came close.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu manhandled Tianjin 106-59 in dominant fashion for its second straight win going into the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign here on Monday.
"Speed is her advantage. We hope she can improve her vision on the court and shooting ability," added the former head coach of China's women's junior national team. Enditem
"He is now playing more regularly and doesn't have any injury concerns which bodes well for us."
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
"Since then, I've made huge progress because I've played a few big matches, against Simona, against Caroline Wozniacki and Naomi Osaka, and I think it helped me a lot and now I feel like I can handle the pressure," Swiatek added.