Several players are still only 16 or 17 years old but have become valuable members of the team since the start of the season. With only one victory in three rounds, the young and ambitious Bratislava is currently in fourth position.
After national team center Li Yueru's departure, Dilana was made to shoulder more responsibilities in the paint for Dongguan.
Shanghai's hope of leveling the game was shattered as Barbra Banda's shot in the 87th minute hit the woodwork and bounced off.
After both exchanged serves in the following two games, a more experienced Zhang then delivered a dominant performance in the tie-break to seal the first set.
"We mainly worked on guarding their three-pointers, also doing well on 3-pointers and rebounds on our own," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen commented.
"We are a new group. I want to help the team get into a rhythm as soon as possible to prepare for tougher matches ahead," Li noted.
Bayern's club leaders claim to have followed a healthy financial policy. The contracts of vital performers such as Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and Alphonso Davies have been extended with the case of David Alaba yet to be decided.
Next up for the 33-year-old is Russia's world No. 16 Karen Khachanov. Djokovic owns a 3-1 lead in the head-to-head record against Khachanov but the latter won the pair's previous encounter in Paris - at the 2018 Paris Masters when the Russian claimed a straight-set win in the final to clinch the biggest title of his career until now.
Suarez said he was ready for the clashes against Chile in Montevideo on October 8 and Ecuador in Quito five days later.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dongguan was made to sweat before escaping with a 78-71 win over Sichuan in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.