The first set saw the two sides trade the lead until Shanghai's Zhang Yichan made a block helping shanghai edge out to take the set.
Ghana's most recent matches were wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in November 2019. Enditem
Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.
"The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to all industries," said Luo Jie, vice president of the China Sporting Goods Federation. "Thanks to the effort of the whole country, the virus was effectively controlled, and we finally made the show happen."
In a video conference later on Monday, Trovato vowed to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if necessary, to clear his name.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
He played in Benfica's 2-0 win over Moreinense on Saturday after which Benfica coach Jorge Jesus commented he was "pretty sure" it would be his last game for the Lisbon-based outfit. Enditem
The former amateur midfielder proved its qualities when it comes to long-term development measures when leading the TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig from the lower leagues to the Bundesliga. A similar supervising position seems an option at Schalke.
"It was beyond my imagination. I had thought the best result would be around 55.8 seconds," said Zhang.
Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich earlier in September and although he made his debut against Chelsea eight days ago, he missed Monday night's 3-1 win at home to Arsenal.
Kenyan Peres Chepchirchir, the current half marathon record holder and Fancy Chemutai will also be in the frontline.