"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li commented.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the 6th 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 in the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
"From last year until now I have been frustrated and yearn for the restart of mass sports events," said Zhu after he finished swimming about 1,000 meters across the Liujiang River on Friday.
The 33-year-old had scored 45 goals in 68 games and won two A-league championships since he joined the Sky Blues in August 2018.
"The Porto footballer is prevented from joining the squad due to the protocols and sanitary regulations established by local authorities in Portugal," read an FCF statement.
Alessandro Florenzi, the only new face at the Parc des Princes this summer, scored his first goal for the club to open the scoring seven minutes into the game before Neymar hit twice in the 36th and 47th minute to make it 3-0.
Also missing were injured Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, who contracted the coronavirus.
Jose Bordalas' men now travel to play Real Sociedad - one of the most attractive sides in La Liga, but who have struggled for form at home since the return of football in June.
"The match today I think we both play really well and a really great match. She played unbelievably good," said Zhang, who defeated Burel 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Strasbourg Open before coming to Paris.
Simona Halep of Romania hits a return during the women's singles 4th round match between Simona Halep of Romania and Iga Swiatek of Poland in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 4, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
In the first set, Shandong and Tianjin traded leads from the offset. After Shandong's Sun Jie left the court through injury, Tianjin leveled the score 15-15 and then took the set 25-21.