38-year-old Williams closed out the first set with ease but had trouble in the second when she was broken twice by Gasparyan.
"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
Capable of playing as a second striker, No. 10 or winger, Evanilson has scored 10 goals in 26 first-team appearances for Fluminense.
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.
"I feel like every day I'm on a new journey, and in this tournament in particular and this year," Williams said. "So I feel really good. I feel like I'm on that journey and I'm going in the right direction."
She will take on 15th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece in the last 16, who stunned Williams at last month's Western & Southern Open.
The event was held with strict safety rules in order to preserve the health of the runners, such as compulsory wearing of masks in the start and change zones, as well as the race center. There was a body temperature check before giving the start numbers.
It added that Roma, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax and Bayern Munich have also shown interest in the 23-year-old.
The organizers designed a route with a 17km climb before the finish line, which seemed like it might bring about some interesting developments on the rugged, narrow mountain road.
"It's a very difficult competition as you can see. We followed the coach's guidance to keep the clean sheet. The draw is acceptable for us," said Shenhua midfielder Zhu Baojie.
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.