"It means a lot for me. I think I improved a lot in the past two years. I believe in myself that I can make something better than I was before," Giustino said.
Schalke will probably decide its future steps at Monday's board meeting.
Comments of team leaders indicate growing unrest in a squad that seems to fear their ambitions could be disappointed when trying to repeat some of last season's success after winning the treble.
The former world No. 1 is set to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during the men's singles second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the United States at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros, in Paris, France on Sept. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Kenyatta said Kenya's athletes will add new pages to the country's long and celebrated history as a sporting powerhouse.
Suzhou, who had scored only three goals in their previous five matches, took an early lead as Li Zhi converted a penalty in the 16th minute.
Gou Tingting (R) of Tianjin Guanlan drives the ball during 1st round match between Shanghai Dahua and Tianjin Guanlan at the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
The 27-year-old Mokua, who holds personal best of 1:02:50 in the half marathon, suffered four broken ribs and a double fracture on his left hand during the incident in Nyahururu, some 190km from the capital Nairobi.
Brazil's Gremio also secured their place in the tournament's next phase on Tuesday, with a 2-0 home win over Chilean side Universidad Catolica. Pepe and Antonio Rodrigues were on the scoresheet for the Porto Alegre outfit.
The top four of each group will play the second phase between October 16-December 12 in Suzhou.