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.
"I mean, we both gave everything," said the third-seeded Thiem. "The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I'm still happy for him."
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
MADRID, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona dropped its first points of the season when it was held to a 1-1 draw in the Camp Nou Stadium by Sevilla on Sunday night.
"If every player can contribute, it will be an easier game for us," she noted.
The host squandered a promising chance after Axel Witsel failed to make the most out of Reyna's cutback pass into the penalty area.
Zhejiang led the game from the first quarter, and widened the gap to 12 points after the first half with 45-33. Dongguan, a powerhouse last season, had no chance to win the game in the second half because its national trio of Li Yueru, Yang Liwei and Huang Sijing departed to Inner Mongolia during the offseason.
Shaanxi's Chen Yanyu registered a double-double of 29 points and 11 assists. Her backcourt partner Chen Xinlei pocketed 28 points.
After the restart, Bayern had a perfect start to the second half as Chris Richards' square ball into the area allowed Lewandowski to drill the ball from the edge of the box into the top left corner with 51 minutes played.
After the second round, Shanghai overtook Wuhan to lead the championship group on four points.
NAIROBI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot, Helen Obiri and Britain's Kristal Awuah produced the critical highlights of the Kip Keino Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting held in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday.