"Government should invest more in sports so that more medals are won and the country gets good branding out of it," said Kimuli.
"WTT Macao will be a table tennis show like no other before it. After months of waiting to see what this is all about, the time has come to raise the curtain for our first ever exhibition of World Table Tennis," Steve Dainton, WTT Director and ITTF CEO, declared.
"My right eye was uncomfortable before the game, and I was influenced by that when I played. I was not in form today, but Ren played well," said the world No. 5 Chen.
In the decider, the 22-year-old Osaka finally created her first break chances, and converted en route to a 4-1 lead. After that, Osaka never looked back.
"We didn't do enough in guarding Fernandinho and Kardec," admitted Hebei head coach Xie Feng.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Frankfurt were more clinical with their chances and punished courageous Nuremberg as Bas Dost's volley assist allowed Andre Silva to nod home the opener six minutes into the second half.
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
Jackie Nakiyingi, another sports fan, argues that recent wins are a testimony that Uganda has potential to do even better.
The 37-year-old veteran's penalty helped Ever Bright take the lead in the 42nd minute.
Williams had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova while Azarenka dropped just one game against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium to seal a spot in the semifinals.