Elsewhere, Athletic Club were linked with a late return of former striker Fernando Llorente only for the deal to fall through, while Valencia coach Javi Gracia is rumored to be considering resigning after a summer which saw the departure of players such as Dani Parejo, Ezequiel Garay and Rodrigo Moreno without any new arrivals to strengthen a squad which failed to qualify for Europe last season.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi again pushed their lead back to double figures on Wu's three-point play with 2:50 left before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
"We want to play good football, whether it be at sea level, at high altitude, on the road, or at home," Farias told a news conference, urging Bolivians to "have faith in his players".
In the match between Wuhan and Beijing, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao gave Wuhan an early 1-0 lead as she stole the ball from a Beijing defender and hit the ball into the net in the 3rd minute. Wang Xinxin helped Wuhan extend the lead in the 14th minute as she lobbed a pass that flew straight into the net, catching the keeper off guard.
"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
"It's been long ride definitely. Everything came to my mind when I had my whole family, people who I loved to help me through the tough, tough time," said Kvitova. "I was just playing in the Philippe Chatrier, it was such nice to win the match and to be in the quarterfinal."
In the first competition day of Wuhan Zall, team of the hardest-hit city, fans are gathering with strong passion. For some, the fighting sprits of the matches may encourage them to overcome the stressful times.
On Friday Heerenveen drew 1-1 at FC Utrecht and Vitesse beat Heracles Almelo 3-0 on Saturday. Feyenoord now leads the Eredivisie with 10 points after four matches. PSV and Heerenveen also have 10 points, but Feyenoord's goal difference is better. Vitesse and Ajax are fourth and fifth with nine points. Enditem
In the other game on Friday, Shaanxi edged Wuhan 80-78. Enditem
Rennes had the chance to win all three points in stoppage time but Steven Nzonzi's header hit the post.
In the 25km race, China's Gao Chongchong and Zhang Jiajing won the men's and women's group respectively.