Liu Yuchen/Du Yue earned the first point for Qingdao after 48 minutes by beating Qiu Zijian/An Yu of Anhui 11-8, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 in the mixed doubles.
"Serena is Serena," Sakkari said after advancing earlier Saturday by beating 19-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1. "You have to come up with some great tennis. Otherwise there is no chance against her."
A newly-promoted side in the Chinese division two league, Chang'an Athletic finished the 2019 season in 9th place on the 16-team table.
CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Sunday, after they edged Anhui Souyu 4-1 and Shenzhen Nankeda 5-0 respectively.
"The pandemic really has affected us tremendously. But I have not wasted my time. Instead, I kept improving my techniques. I was ready for this competition," he added.
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another goal-scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
Williams said: "I tried to stay calm and be more serene after the loss of the first set. I knew it was important for me just to keep trying, just to keep going."
In the men's singles, both second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia advanced into the fourth round. Thiem conquered former US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, while Medvedev made light work of local player Jeffrey Wolf, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
"I'm happy with the win, the record didn't come out as we had planned but I'm satisfied with my general performance, now I will concentrate on the next competition, the Ostrava meeting," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Saturday.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.
Over 260 contestants from six Chinese teams participated in six competitions, including the tank biathlon. Enditem