Then in the third set, Williams was rarely troubled by her rival en route to the victory.
In March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ma, the winner of 2019 World Championships, now ranks No.3 in the men's singles, while his compatriot Fan ranks No.1.
Russia maintained their winning start in B3 with a 3-2 triumph in Hungary to build on their opening success over Serbia, who were reduced to 10 men in a 0-0 draw with Turkey.
The race was restarted from a standing start with Hamilton lining up first ahead of Stroll, who hadn't pitted but had been able to change his tyres during the stoppage, and Gasly, who had made his pitstop just before the safety car was deployed.
"Everybody dreams of wearing the yellow jersey one day in his life so first off I'm just happy how things are," Roglic said.
"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.
The Leverkusen midfielder is said to be going for a medical check this weekend before joining the Blues for 100 million euros. Enditem
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.
"I have a good impression about China. It's different from what you hear in Europe," Onuegbu said.
"I began to run marathons when I was 68," said Gu. In 2013, he met Yin Jie, head of a running club in Ningxia, and they often exercised together. Also a runner, Yin encouraged Gu to try the marathon, which piqued his interest. At first, Gu didn't know much about marathons, but after training, he registered for the International Half Marathon in Hangzhou in 2013 and finished it in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 59 seconds. Since then, Gu has run several marathons across China, and began to take part in competitions abroad in 2017.