"Mary is our key player and his goals tell everything," said Shenzhen coach Jordi Cruijff. "His problem is not clear and we have to wait. I hope he will back soon because we have more games in very short period."
A PP Sports source told Xinhua they paid 50 percent of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.
The 35-year-old joined the Greek club last month after exercising a clause in his Flamengo contract that allowed him to return to Europe on a free transfer.
"Despite the impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will stick with our goals, and we are confident we will finish the work as scheduled and up to high standard," Li Shenfei, deputy director of the HAGOC Venues Department, told Xinhua.
Hunan finally sealed the victory with a quick win in the women's doubles as Liu Xuanxuan/Chen Fanghui overwhelmed Lv Rouhao/Ren Linfei 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 in just 19 minutes.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Azarenka, 31, stormed to win the first set 6-1 in just 26 minutes while the Japanese was uncharacteristically sloppy hitting a whopping 13 unforced errors.
Italian full-back Alessandro Florenzi, who has just arrived in Paris on a one-year loan from Serie A side Roma, could also cap for Tuchel's side in Sunday's match,
The unseeded pairing got off to a superb start, as Siegemund in particular moved all around the court to put away shot after shot. After breaking twice, Siegemund/Zvonareva built up a 5-1 lead before securing the first set 6-4.
Flamengo will meet Independiente del Valle on Thursday and Barcelona de Guayaquil five days later.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as the defending champions of the Chinese Super League beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 here on Sunday.