"I shot 200 times every day. These six years helped a lot in developing my fundamentals," she commented.
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
She continued to post her powerful serving skills on the court as the world No.11 fired six aces and won 77 per cent of her first serves to clinch the victory.
The score changed for the first and final time in the 60th minute when Scotland's Stephen O'Donnell sent a nice center from the right side to Queen's Park Rangers' striker Lyndon Dykes who was left unguarded by Slovak defenders and had no trouble scoring from close range on the first shot on goal of his team.
Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova produced more winners in the match (28-23) but also committed more unforced errors (31-20) than her younger opponent.
Trailing by seven points early in the last quarter, Henan improved its performance on both ends to complete a comeback.
Gerardo Martino's men are among five teams that have already qualified for the last phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region. The others are the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.
"We're going to continue to play the way we always do because attacking is in the DNA of Brazilian players," added Rodrygo, who was introduced as a 58th-minute substitute against Bolivia at Corinthians Arena on Friday.
Spain kicked off their Nations League campaign with a win against Ukraine - who they play again on Tuesday - and a draw away to Germany. Luis Enrique called Switzerland a "dangerous team ... they are a brave side and they like to put you under pressure. They are strong and able to get from one area to another in very little time."
"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony McGill both received a bye to the second round. Enditem