In the Changzhou division, Tan Long scored a hat trick to propel Changchun Yatai to a 4-1 victory against Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard.
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.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
He has also maintained Wolverhampton forward, Adama Traore in his squad, despite the striker, who was born close to Barcelona, also being called up by his parents' homeland, Mali.
Struber brings plenty of international experience to the Red Bulls, starting with his work in the youth program for Austria's Red Bull Salzburg where he coached the U-15, U-16 and U-19 sides. He also coached Austrian sides FC Liefering from 2017-2018 and Wolfsberger AC in 2019. Struber then moved to Barnsley, where he signed a two-year deal in 2019.
"It's funny. Both of us had a tough week in Hambug, tough final. Then both of us was down in the first round with two sets to love. Both of us come back. Now we are here and we're going to play each other in quarters. It's like a nice press story of the match," Rublev said about his quarterfinals match against Tsitsipas.
In addition, the quality of the 10 member teams means there are no easy games for anyone; the region boasts four national sides in FIFA's current top 10 and seven in the top 25.
Kitata's compatriot Sisay Lemma was three seconds further back to finish third.
Elsewhere, Santos rallied late to secure a 3-2 win at Goais. Marcos Leonardo, Jefferson and Marinho were on target for the visitor while Vinicius Lopes and Victor Andrade scored for Goias.
After leading 65-61, Shanxi rode on a 10-3 surge midway through the last quarter and withstood Hebei's comeback afterwards.