Some even voiced concerns about whether the "volleyball star" could fit into campus life and whether she would be troubled by admirers.
Shenhua's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by the Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
Leicester City were last season's surprise package with their fifth place finish and the challenge for coach Brendan Rodgers will be to get near repeating that, and to get close he needs Jamie Vardy to keep hammering home the goals.
The visitors' efforts eventually paid off with 67 minutes gone as Hwang had sufficient space on the wing and squared to Poulsen, who made no mistake to double the lead with a well-placed shot into the top left corner.
"Concrete pouring must be done all at once, so it's common for us to work continuously for more than 10 hours. In order to catch up the schedule, we have to fight!" he said with a smile.
In June last year, Semenya and Athletics South Africa filed with CAS after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it would introduce new regulations set to limit testosterone in athletics with "differences of sex development."
Leeds will feel unlucky to lose to a late penalty, but showed they should have enough to survive with ease in the Premier League.
R&F ran riot in the dying minutes as newly signed Song Wenjie forced Ji Xiang to score an own goal in the 88th minute, four minutes before Chang Feiya scored the leveler with a volley.
Zhang Jiayi, a 14-year-old student from Guiyang No.2 experimental middle school, said that he is excited to be back on the football pitch to play competitive matches.
"I think these moments like today, memories of these moments, they kind of keep you going," said 36-year-old Zvonareva, who returned to the tour after giving birth to her daughter, Evelyn. "It's special. It's something that you worked so hard for. Then you're able to lift that trophy. I think this is one of the biggest reasons to continue playing."
Those with financial capabilities, cross to neighboring Kenya to train alongside the country's giants in the sport.