The world No.53, who is also in the doubles semifinals along with Nicole Melichar, had lost just 23 games in her six matches prior to the final showdown.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang rallied past Hebei 100-80 and Shaanxi overwhelmed Daqing 110-44 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Sunday.
"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
The fifth-ranked team will advance to an inter-continental playoff over two legs. Enditem
The former Sao Paulo and Porto player praised his teammates for respecting their unfancied opponents.
After Chen's fast break layup, Jiangsu had an 11-point lead with 3:30 remaining thanks to an 8-0 surge, and didn't surrender its advantage from there.
"These days are a bit strange because it's a long time since I have not been called up," admitted Asensio on radio station Onda Cero.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.
After the restart, Turkey caught a bright start and restored parity only five minutes into the second half when Ozan Tufan drilled the ball from 18 meters into the top right corner.
"It will be hard as it's our third game in just a few days, but we are prepared for that. Bit by bit we are getting into our best shape and I'm ready for whatever they need," he concluded. Enditem
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