Reims took an early lead through captain Yunis Abdelhamid's header in the 11th minute. But goals from Raphinha and Damien Da Silva put Rennes in front at the break.
Although Liverpool's substitute goalkeeper Adrian was at fault for the opening goal, Villa picked holes time-after-time in the Liverpool back line and could have had an eighth when Watkins hit the bar in the last minute.
Henan coach Li Jianxin offered a score of 80 points for his team's performance.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
Rafael Nadal hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Italian Stefano Travaglia at French Open in Paris on Oct. 2, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Djokovic showed great sportsmanship in the match when rain fell down heavily on Galan's side of the court as the new Court Philippe-Chatrier roof was closing, the Colombian slipped over. Djokovic responded by calling a pause of the match until the conditions came back equal for both sides.
Boulaye Dia levelled in the 66th minute to clinch the second point for Reims this season.
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
LONDON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The weekend produced two absolutely incredible results in the Premier League as Manchester United lost 6-1 at home to Tottenham, while reigning champion Liverpool was thrashed 7-2 away to Aston Villa.
"We grew up playing together. (Rublev) has improved a lot ... It is very important for me to take this opportunity and fight harder this time, maybe do something better, " said Tsitsipas, who has lost all the two previous encounters on the Tour with Rublev as the recent one was just eight days ago at Hamburg Open final.
Zhao Xuetong nailed 19 points for Sichuan. Gao Song and Hu Yueming each scored 17 points. Shao had 11.