"It's great to be given another chance to attempt the world record on Saturday, I am in good shape and mind and I hope I will remain in the same state on the race day and be able to give fast times," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Thursday.
"We didn't show enough of a tough mentality compared with last game, but made timely adjustments at halftime," Zhang noted.
"Now is an opportune time for me to cement my place. I always say that it's important to feel the responsibility of playing for the national team but that shouldn't be overshadowed by pride. Otherwise the burden can become too much.
In Monaco, Kipyegon posted the fastest time of two minutes and 29.15 seconds, which was 0.17 seconds slower than the world record set by Russian Svetlana Masterkova.
Mick called it the most giant step in his career so far.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.
"That's what I try to do here also in the national team: to push my intensity to the limit to achieve big things," the former Liverpool player said.
"Definitely eight years ago I was young, I was already won my Wimbledon title, and I was kind of favorite and played and I lost to Maria, which she won the tournament. So for me, that time was a lot of pressure on me, and even I didn't play like the best on clay," the two-time Grand Slam winner added.
With the same three wins and one loss, both Beijing and Shanghai surpassed Inner Mongolia, which has won all its three games so far, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the tables after the league's fourth round was over.
A restored Swiatek secured her break in the seventh game and broke again in the eighth to serve for the set at 5-3. But she missed a set point which didn't prove costly as she broke Kenin's serve for the third time in the 10th to seal the opening set 6-4 after 50 minutes.
Ahead of the start of the first round, player Stuart Carrington and referee Andrew Barklam tested positive for COVID-19.