Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
"After the completion of one year, [CONMEBOL president] Alejandro Domingo confirmed that [the suspension] has now expired and he is available for the double header."
Elsewhere, in a match-up of Fortuna Liga's worst teams, Michalovce and Trencin split the points after a 1-1 draw. Nitra beat Pohronie 3-1, Sered edged Zilina 3-2 and Moravce had a goalless draw with Senica. Enditem
The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.
"This is the first formal game since the pandemic, to me, it is a test which will provide a reference for my following winter training." Enditem
Siegemund/Zvonareva, who had never played together prior to this event, had total control over the match and defeated Melichar of the United States and Xu of China 6-4, 6-4 in 79 minutes.
In an earlier match on Monday, Xiamen Tefang beat Hunan Hualai 3-1 to win the bronze medal.
Liverpool waited 30 years before Jurgen Klopp steered them to glory last season and the 18-point margin of victory, (which would probably have been bigger if they had not relaxed in the closing weeks of the campaign) means everyone else has a lot of catching up to do if they want to overtake Klopp's men.
The unseeded pairing got off to a superb start, as Siegemund in particular moved all around the court to put away shot after shot. After breaking twice, Siegemund/Zvonareva built up a 5-1 lead before securing the first set 6-4.
According to the organizing committee, Shaanxi will hold a series of celebration activities in the next week, in order to mark the one-year countdown to the National Games.
"I'm very happy. It feels good to open my account and I hope to score many more," said the 21-year-old Ganago, who arrived in Lens this summer.