CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Shan Wanli scored a game-high 29 points to help Zhejiang beat Dongguan 84-68 in the first round of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.
"It was a very strong and tough defense. They played with a lot of contacts, and it was not easy to score, with a lot of turnovers and missed shots," he commented. Enditem
It was not the only stunning result of the weekend. Tottenham inflicted a humiliating 6-1 defeat on Manchester United at Old Trafford as the home side's defense imploded in a disastrous performance that Spurs exploited to the full.
However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has not been able to win a major trophy at international level; a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics notwithstanding. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be his last chance to change that.
Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday and recording his 96th victory at Roland Garros.
Elsewhere, Svit registered its first victory of the new season, winning in Handlova 89-81 on Saturday.
Eibar won for the first time this season as Kevin Rodrigues' 91st minute goal gave them a 2-1 triumph away to Valladolid in Saturday's early kick off.
After four games of the season, Athletic Club Bilbao coach Gaizka Garitano has emerged as the early favorite in the 'sack race' after his side lost 1-0 at home to nine-man Cadiz, before being beaten by the same score away to Alaves on Sunday.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the sixth to the 11th game. Zhang served to win in the 10th game but was broken by her French opponent. However, when the chance appeared again on the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem