AC Milan continued its good forms as the Rossoneri beat Spezia 3-0, including a Rafael Leao brace.
"All the time I kept myself in the back to attack when I needed to," said Kitata. "When I went, I tried to push the pace more than before. I went into the last lap to beat the others."
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
Sichuan Jiuniu was still winless after a scoreless draw against Heilongjiang Lava Spring, while Kunshan FC defeated Nantong Zhiyun 1-0 and suggested that the club is coming to a boil perfectly. Enditem
The South American zone 2022 World Cup qualifiers were scheduled to begin in late March before being suspended because of the global health crisis.
"We will see several unusual results not only in the Bundesliga but all over Europe. I think we are ahead of an exciting season," the 60-year-old predicted.
Sevilla presented their last two signings of the summer with Karim Rekik and Oussama Idrissi joining Julen Lopetegui's side, who once again look to have worked well in the transfer market, despite failing to sign Real Sociedad's Willian Jose.
The club said that four outfielders and three infielders have been infected with the virus, as well as four non-playing staff, bringing the total number of recent infections at the club to 13 after it was revealed on Sunday that right-hander Daiki Iwashita and a staff member had tested positive.
The former NHL player Marko Dano, who returned home to play ice hockey in Slovakia, led the scoring department with two goals and one assist and guided his teammates to a convincing 5-2 victory. Enditem
The 28-man squad is headed by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and also includes Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.