CHENGDU, China, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Shan Wanli scored a game-high 29 points to help Zhejiang beat Dongguan 84-68 in the first round of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Saturday.
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Freiburg staged a well-positioned defense from the kickoff and was able to keep Lucien Favre's men on the distance in the opening stage.
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Earlier on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, men's singles third seed, Dominic Thiem claimed another straight-set victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last-16 clash against the winner between 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang, one of the title contenders over the current campaign. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
"They played great and showed their value on the court, which led to our victory," Li said.
Edin Dzeko wasted a good opportunity in the 21st minute as the hitman sprung the offside trap but ballooned it over the bar.
Dongguan got within seven points with 2:19 left in the third quarter, but Shan scored eight straight points thereafter to push Zhejiang's lead to 15 points heading into the last quarter. Dongguan came no closer than 13 points throughout the rest of the game.
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