The 33-year-old will play 17th seed Pablo Carreno Busta the round of eight. The Spaniard dispatched German qualifier Daniel Altmaier 6-2, 7-5, 6-2.
Kvitova went into the match quickly as she broke her Chinese opponent twice to surge to a 4-0 lead in the opening set, before serving for the set in the eighth game.
The visitors from Poprad did not put on an offensive show either, but scored twice, which was sufficient for earning their first victory of the season.
Figures might indicate that recovery for the struggling club could take longer than expected. But the former Augsburg manager came up with motivating words after the team's 19th consecutive game without a victory.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.
The seven newest players to be infected include Takashi Ogino, Katsuya Kakunaka and Ikuhiro Kiyota. Marines coach Shota Ishimine and three first-team staff members were also listed among the new cases, Kyodo said. Enditem
Meanwhile, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Bahia, their third successive Serie A victory. Hernane and Marcao were on the scoresheet for the visitors while Matheus Saldanha netted for Bahia.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 WCBA league concluded earlier than expected, after the 18th round on January 2, meaning the 2020-21 season's curtain raiser on October 1 was the league's first game in nine months.
For Chinese sports fans, their demand for sports events was suppressed for nearly half a year.
Shanxi took over early in the second quarter, constantly attacking the basket through Fu and Liu in the paint, but Hebei soon charged back with a 9-0 run. Shanxi piled up a 43-38 lead at the break.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Dilana Dilxat scored 19 points to help Dongguan overcome Sichuan 78-71 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league, while Han Xu and Wang Lili paced Xinjiang to an easy 84-61 win over Wuhan on Monday.