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.
"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."
Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.
Newly promoted Elche and Huesca drew 0-0, although Huesca was the better side as Elche failed to get a shot on target.
"We played very well today. It was a lot of fun. I would preferably play another game straight away," Leipzig's Emil Forsberg said.
Shanghai came from behind to beat Tianjin 88-60. Shanghai was trailing by six points at the end of the first quarter, but the team recovered and had a 24-8 second quarter to move ahead. Shanghai controlled the game well to finish the third period 23-10, and then sealed the easy victory.
But Wu was reluctant to highlight her own performance.
Four-time winner Kipchoge from Kenya was expected to clinch the victory comfortably as his archrival Kenenisa Bekele announced his withdrawal from the event due to a calf injury on Friday.
The two-time Grand Slam winner committed just seven unforced errors throughout the one-sided encounter and broke her opponent's serve six times.
NANNING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Swimming enthusiats in Liuzhou, a river-rich city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, attended their first river-crossing competition since the COVID-19 outbreak.
"We executed the coach's tactics well," she explained.