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But the 33-year-old soon after committed a serious foul on Leo Dubois, for which referee Stephanie Frappart initially showed a yellow card but changed it to a red after a VAR review.
Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gueye and Kylian Mbappe added another three in the second half while Angers pulled one back in the 52nd minute.
Growing infection figures around Cologne's venue are forcing Germany to play behind closed doors. Simultaneously, approval figures among German supporters decrease.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Slovan's Canadian forward Brendan O'Donnell could have tied the game in the second period but only hit the goal post to go 1-2.
The 2014 world champion has been hit with full vigour by the unpleasant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We put on a good defense, both with and without possession, but admittedly there is a gap separating the two sides," he noted. Enditem
Li felt a bit uncomfortable about Shandong's double team early in the match, but soon get used to that, making two baskets and feeding Chen's two layups, to help Inner Mongolia race ahead 19-15 in the first quarter.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi again pushed their lead back to double figures on Wu's three-point play with 2:50 left before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
The glittering play in the university basketball league earned Fang an overall WBCA top draft pick by Henan in 2020.