Lithuania continued their dominance in the second half, and broke the deadlock in the 50th minute when Donatas Kazlauskas capitalized on a mistake from an Albanian defender to score with a low shot.
"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."
The remainder of the match was controversial after Gao Lin was shown his fourth yellow card of the season in the 71st minute after complaining to the referee. The Chinese international is set to miss Shenzhen's next match against his former club Guangzhou Evergrande next Wednesday.
MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The International Army Games 2020 ended in a suburb here Saturday, with the Chinese team winning second place in the tank biathlon competition.
The 25-year-old equalized with the last kick of the match after Rodinei Almeida brought down Elber Pimentel with a rash challenge.
World champion Daniel Stahl took his 13th consecutive victory in the men's discus, with the Swede throwing 67.28m.
Ruichang defeated Hunan Hualai 4-1 to continue sitting second, leaving their opponents in third place.
ROME, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Italian Serie A elites Roma announced on Tuesday that Nicolo Zaniolo will under surgery after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Though the visiting Lithuanian team had two good chances on goal in the first half, the score remained 0-0.
Ma, the winner of 2019 World Championships, now ranks No.3 in the men's singles, while his compatriot Fan ranks No.1.
Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.