The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
Kitata, 24, managed to dash to the finishing line first, one second before Kenya's Vincent Kipchumba.
Things changed though for Schalke in the 23rd minute when Suat Serdar was unable to continue after a tackle. Can Bozdogan came in for the injured defensive midfielder and the youngster grabbed the worst possible start into the game as he cleared Emil Forsberg's square pass into the wrong goal in the 31st minute.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Flamengo struck three goals in 20 second-half minutes to set up a 3-1 victory over Athletico Paranaense on Sunday, their first Brazilian Serie A win in almost a month.
Judging through her stats, it seemed that Fang has undergone a seamless connection from university to the professional league. Still, the hopeful had something to say about the vast difference between the two leagues.
TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team will play a friendly match with Uzbekistan on Thursday, local media reported on Monday.
TOKYO, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 11 top-team players and staff from Japan's Chiba Lottee Marines have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, the Japanese Pacific League baseball club announced on Tuesday.
Luo Xinyu bagged 18 points for Jiangsu, who also got 14 points apiece from Xu Chenyan and Jiang Jiayin.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.
"It has been a great season for me and it is my hope that all will be well next year as I focus on the Tokyo Olympics," said Cheruiyot after his victory.