This year, world number four Kenin counts herself among the top players, but the challenge won't get any easier as Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, one of the most in-form players of 2020, awaits in the next round.
"It's a very difficult competition as you can see. We followed the coach's guidance to keep the clean sheet. The draw is acceptable for us," said Shenhua midfielder Zhu Baojie.
There were shock wins for local players Jennifer Brady and Shelby Rogers. Brady stunned Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4, while Rogers upset Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6). Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva also registered an upset as she overcame eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Enditem
The clay-court Grand Slam, which was originally due to be held in May, will be staged from September 27 to October 11.
But after that goal, Poland took control of the game for the rest of the first half, and their domination paid off when Kamil Glik equalized just before half-time.
However, it was a day of mixed feelings for local fans because fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and finished over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of becoming the first home rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished, as he sits around 19 minutes behind on the overall standings.
On paper, the Real Madrid squad doesn't look much stronger ahead of the new campaign than it did at the end of the last one, and any major arrivals appear unlikely. However, the summer chaos at FC Barcelona and the fact that Atletico Madrid haven't made any signings either implies that merely by standing still, Real could open up a gap.
Xie and her teammates have two training sessions every day, one hour at 5:50am and two hours at 4pm.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has said that the delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if the COVID-19 pandemic continues as it is. He also said that the Games will have to be canceled if it could not be held next year.
The 60-year-old's anniversary might well turn into the most significant challenge the 2014 World Cup-winning coach has ever faced.
"The final climb wasn't too hard, it was difficult to make a gap there, and therefore attacking would have been a huge effort for a small gain. So we rode steady to save energy for the coming days," Yates said.