Slovakia coach Hapal made nine changes to his roster compared to the match against Ireland and it showed.
For the potential runners who can't arrive in Xi'an city due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee of the event set online competition in the edition Xi'an marathon.
Jepchirchir, 27, made a return to the Kenyan national team after blowing away a star-studded field to win her maiden world title at the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. She will be looking to recapture her crown in Poland when she leads a Kenyan squad comprising former world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, Dorcas Jepchumba, Brilliant Jepkorir and Rosemary Wanjiru.
A restored Swiatek secured her break in the seventh game and broke again in the eighth to serve for the set at 5-3. But she missed a set point which didn't prove costly as she broke Kenin's serve for the third time in the 10th to seal the opening set 6-4 after 50 minutes.
Duvan Zapata put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute at Estadio Metropolitano with a lunging effort after Juan Cuadrado's driving run and perfectly weighted cross from the right.
Organizers BSI (Budapest Sport Office) specifically indicated that they fully complied with the health precautions prescribed or recommended by authorities, ensuring the health of participants and supporters.
In another game on Monday, Shanghai pulled off an overwhelming victory over Dongguan 68-54.
The club strengthened its defense this summer by signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ruben Dias from Benfica. The new signings and Aymeric Laporte's return from injury will push Garcia down the pecking order.
"Definitely eight years ago I was young, I was already won my Wimbledon title, and I was kind of favorite and played and I lost to Maria, which she won the tournament. So for me, that time was a lot of pressure on me, and even I didn't play like the best on clay," the two-time Grand Slam winner added.
Israel will play its next game in Slovakia on Wednesday while the Czech Republic will play way to Scotland. Enditem
"This is a spectacular season," said Coe, himself a two-time former Olympic champion. "This is an exceptional year. I'm really thankful for them. It tells me that the athletes have weathered the pandemic months extremely well. Many of them have been limited to their own houses for many months."