Second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also met little trouble in her 6-4, 6-3 win over Russia's Anna Blinkova.
The contract between Lawson and Fujian Sturgeons terminated at the end of the 2019-2020 CBA season in August, but the club based in southeast China have the priority to extend the contract. "We haven't signed him yet," noted the statement.
He also expressed his commitment to the club, commenting he would "give my heart on the field to my team-mates, the club and also to the fans."
Club officials said the number of fans must be manageable.
The club again has put its future in the hands of brilliant but inexperienced up-and-coming players.
The Changchun team went ahead in the ninth minute with a header from Tan Long.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships came to an end here on Friday, with Universiade champion Zhang Deshun winning the women's 10,000m race in 33:26.85.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Denmark Open in Odense, a BWF World Tour event, will proceed as originally planned in the BWF Tournament Calendar from October 13 to 18.
NAIROBI, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October 3 in his crosshairs and called on top athletes to grace the event, dubbed the Kip Keino Classic.
Torrent, who replaced Jorge Jesus as the Rubro-Negro head coach in August, has endured a tempestuous start to his spell at the Rio de Janeiro club.
"These two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time," she added.