In the match between Jiangsu Suning and Beijing BG Development, Zhai Qingwei's long-range shot in the 29th minute helped Jiangsu defeat Beijing 1-0.
Clubs like Bayern had to accept a substantial loss in quality after the departures of Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool), Philippe Coutinho (back to Barcelona), and Ivan Perisic (Inter).
According to the ITTF, both the Women's World Cup (November 8-10) and Men's World Cup (November 13-15) will be held in Weihai, east China's Shandong province.
The last edition of the competition was held in June 2018 in Wuhan, China, as the host nation bagged all 11 gold medals. Enditem
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
"We've had an unbelievable group of players over the last two seasons and a squad of great people. I will miss them all hugely...I'd also like to say a massive thanks to the club for considering mine and my family's future and allowing me to make this move."
Tsitsipas was edged by Stan Wawrinka in a marathon over-fiver-hour battle at this stage last year, but this time he took chances with his 24 winners against the No.18 seed.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.
"I feel quite happy that we finally have games to play," said Inner Mongolia's center Li Yueru, who finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds in a 44-point rout of Hebei.
Also on Sunday, Lille secured a comfortable 3-0 win at Strasbourg thanks to goals from Zeki Celik, Renato Sanches and Burak Yilmaz. Strasbourg has lost five of its six league games since the new season started in August. Enditem
Their Canadian forward Christophe Lalancette completed his hat-trick in the final stretch to guide his team to a respected victory and the first place in the rankings, 4-5.