"We showed our character," Jiangsu coach Ding Tie said. "But after some young players substituted in, the level of our defense went down."
As expected, head coach Gustavo Alfaro included Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia and teenage Sporting Lisbon winger Gonzalo Plata in his 30-man squad.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Kvitova had to bounce back from 1-5 down in the opening set against Canada's teenager Leylah Fernandez to set round-of-16 clash with Zhang.
"I feel quite happy that we finally have games to play," said Inner Mongolia's center Li Yueru, who finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds in a 44-point rout of Hebei.
The last edition of the competition was held in June 2018 in Wuhan, China, as the host nation bagged all 11 gold medals. Enditem
Elche and Huesca drew a game between two newly promoted sides 0-0, although Huesca will feel they did enough to take all three points as Elche failed to shoot on target all game.
"We played great in the first half, but after bench players came in, they suffered a bit and failed to maintain the level on both ends," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
The 29-year-old has been deployed by Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti as a free-roaming No. 10, having been shunted out wide or used in a deeper midfield role during his limited opportunities for Real Madrid last season.
"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
Li felt a bit uncomfortable about Shandong's double team early in the match, but soon get used to that, making two baskets and feeding Chen's two layups, to help Inner Mongolia race ahead 19-15 in the first quarter.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Boca Juniors midfielder Ivan Marcone has joined Spanish side Elche on a season-long loan, the Argentinian club said on Monday.