Both World Cups and the Finals will be staged in China with support from the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), meaning that the Women's and Men's World Cups will no longer take place in Bangkok, Thailand, and Dusseldorf, Germany as originally planned.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.
"These Governments have identified what they consider to be a weakness in the rules whereby a Government can unilaterally refuse to meet its agreed funding commitments without facing any significant consequences," the statement read.
The 60-year-old's anniversary might well turn into the most significant challenge the 2014 World Cup-winning coach has ever faced.
Liu Yuchen/Du Yue earned the first point for Qingdao after 48 minutes by beating Qiu Zijian/An Yu of Anhui 11-8, 7-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 in the mixed doubles.
Armin Hodzic (R) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) vies with Tomasz Kedziora (1st L) of Poland during the UEFA Nations League football match between BiH and Poland in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Nedim Grabovica/Xinhua)
Before the half break, Zhang enlarged made it two for Beijing from a powerful shot after beating Wuhan's offside trap. He could have netted the third during the first half, but his shot was denied by the post.
Dubi also emphasized the importance of the Olympic legacy. "The Games cannot be about only a great event for 17 days. Society in general and everywhere demand that the Games bring something before what we could call pre-legacy. And something after the Games should be envisaged, not within seven years of difficult preparation and 17 days of delivery, but how this spirit of seven plus seventeen can contribute then to another 20 years in the community."
The clay-court Grand Slam, which was originally due to be held in May, will be staged from September 27 to October 11.
The 2017 world champion previous best was 94.44m set three years ago, and he was confident that he still had room to improve.
Sakkari threatened to repeat her come-from-behind victory over Williams in the Western & Southern Open two weeks ago, but ultimately fell just short.