Florian Kohfeldt's men gained momentum after the restart as Selke's header hit the crossbar in the 47th minute.
Palace had ended last season with a run of eight games without a win and this victory was exactly what coach Roy Hodgson needed.
It was the debut for Bratislava's new coach Darko Milanic who just signed with the team on Monday.
"I love these big matches. To face the best guys in the world is what I do the hard work for at home and in the off-season," Thiem said. "After the first set, it was great tennis from both of us. I could have easily been down two-sets-to-one. I'm really happy to be through. It was a great semifinal."
Zhejiang then leveled again by a straight-set win in the women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping took the decisive point for Qingdao after sweeping Dong Weijie/Lv Rouhao in just 15 minutes.
"We prepared the game well, mentally and physically, but this is a real game, not a training," said Yang.
"The communication during a match, the way you prepare for a match, how you do tactics, all that, it just fits really well," Siegemund continued. "That's something that you realize down the road."
After being affected by the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee of China's major sports event finally released the date of the 14th National Games opening ceremony officially.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
Ruzomberok succeeded in cutting the lead to one thanks to Kmet who came on top after a series of shots and saves in Dunajska Streda's penalty box and enabled the visitors to push for their fifth draw in six rounds. But their efforts got thwarted by Martin Boda's red card in the final minute of regulation and Dunajska Streda defended the 3-2 lead.
HAIKOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Guo Jing won the women's title at the Glider event for the 2020 Tour Hainan Island Flight Contest here on Wednesday.