Wang's coach Zhu Zhigen, who is also in charge of the Zhejiang team, acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak was mentally challenging for athletes.
The World Cups will feature 20 female and 20 male athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America), players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania), and others according to the provisional World Cup playing system. A maximum of two players per association are allowed for each World Cup event.
"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."
Botafogo looked set for a memorable victory when former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou struck his first goal for the club in the 75th minute.
"It was not a hard game, and I felt good to partner with Wang again. We are very familiar with each other and we cooperate really well," said Huang.
The clay-court Grand Slam, which was originally due to be held in May, will be staged from September 27 to October 11.
Samir Memisevic (C) of Hebei China Fortune competes during the 9th round match between Hebei China Fortune and Shanghai SIPG at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
At the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Kiprotich won Uganda gold in the marathon race. He brought back the 'sweet memories' of the 1972 Munich Olympics where John Akii Bua won gold in the marathon race.
Meanwhile, in the women's 1,500 metres, reigning Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will take on 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up Genzebe Dibaba in the Czech Republic. Enditem
"It's a completely different match and a completely different scenario, a completely different moment. She was doing so well, she was being so aggressive, and I knew I needed to do the same thing," Sakkari said.