The 2020-21 season will be played behind closed doors in a bubble, with all participants undergoing isolated management to ensure their safety.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 WCBA league concluded earlier than expected, after the 18th round on January 2, meaning the 2020-21 season's curtain raiser on October 1 was the league's first game in nine months.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
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.
The annual carnival, also featuring jet-skiing and kayaking, was held to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day holiday. 300 local swimmers attend the competition to swim across the Liujiang River on Friday.
Atletico Madrid had Luis Suarez in its side but was held to its second 0-0 draw in a week as the team failed to break down Villarreal with just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
Kvitova went into the match quickly as she broke her Chinese opponent twice to surge to a 4-0 lead in the opening set, before serving for the set in the eighth game.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
Persepolis is to meet the winner of the East Zone for the AFC championship match.
"We heated up quickly into the game, but failed to do enough on defence and rebounds," said Han.