The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will participate in the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for every association.
"My body condition is not a hundred percent, but I'm training every day. I'm giving my best, so that I can help my team as fast as possible," said the former top scorer in Germany's third-tier league.
"We are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table. This is a moment of immense joy for all members of the international table tennis family," the Chinese table tennis legend noted.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all international sports events including table tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
Then in the third set, Williams was rarely troubled by her rival en route to the victory.
France's Julian Alaphilippe, who lost the yellow jersey to Yates on Wednesday after being penalized for 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the final 20km, sprinted late to finish one second ahead of the peloton.
In other matches on Friday, Tijuana secured a 2-1 home win over Monterrey and Santos Laguna drew 1-1 at Juarez. Enditem
“I played incredible from tee to green for the first two rounds, but I missed too many putts from within 10 feet. In all honesty, I had three putts at the 13th hole today after being on the green in two – that was difference.“
In the other two matches of the day, Hunan Hualai edged Shenzhen Nankeda 3-2, while Olympic champion Chen Long led Xiamen Tefang to a win over Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
China Fortune struggled to cope with the intensity but were 1-0 up in the 45th minute following midfielder Wang Qiuming snapping up the rebound into the net after Brazilian Paulinho's attempt hit the post.
With the running calendar slowly resuming amid global COVID-19 setbacks, WA's anti-doping watchdog Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is stepping up measures to increase testing of athletes with Kenya, a long distance running powerhouse key in their testing program.