In the other action on Friday, women's third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinean women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. Enditem
"I need to shoulder more responsibilities," said Guo, who joined Hebei during the offseason.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
"I don't know what happened actually, I felt like I was playing perfectly, I was so focused the whole match, even I am surprised that I can do that," said the 54th-ranked Swiatek, who fired 30 winners and won 81 percent of her first-serve to wrap up the victory.
Beijing closed the first quarter on a 17-4 run, going up 33-17 as the quarter time ran out.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers had originally been scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.
Shanxi took over early in the second quarter, constantly attacking the basket through Fu and Liu in the paint, but Hebei soon charged back with a 9-0 run. Shanxi piled up a 43-38 lead at the break.
Zhejiang led the game from the first quarter, and widened the gap to 12 points after the first half with 45-33. Dongguan, a powerhouse last season, had no chance to win the game in the second half because its national trio of Li Yueru, Yang Liwei and Huang Sijing departed to Inner Mongolia during the offseason.
Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao have never been relegated. Enditem
Slovan Bratislava was looking for its first triumph of the season on home ice, but a meager 22 shots and a single goal scored were not going to cut it.