Williams said: "I tried to stay calm and be more serene after the loss of the first set. I knew it was important for me just to keep trying, just to keep going."
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
But on September 4, the striker published a video message confirming that he would remain at the club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
In another third round clash, Australian Open champion Kenin had to weather a barrage of 35 winners coming from Jabeur's racquet, and stayed solid to break the Tunisian's serve three times, fighting her way to a 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules.
The Iranian men's team, which has superstars like Saeid Marouf and Seyed Mousavi, is one of the leading powers of international volleyball. On the women's side, the country has also been progressing fast in recent years.
Players will be tested "upon their arrival and will receive their accreditation as soon as the first negative test is returned," Forget said.
"I'm very happy to play a tough game with such wonderful shuttler. I was not cautious enough today and I felt nervous on some key points. But generally I think I performed well," said Chen.
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all. Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Cao Yunding's left-footed shot hit the post in the seventh minute. Shenzhen almost scored the opener in the last minutes going into the halftime break when Ole Selnaes' free kick was also denied by the crossbar.
Russia maintained their winning start in B3 with a 3-2 triumph in Hungary to build on their opening success over Serbia, who were reduced to 10 men in a 0-0 draw with Turkey.
Third seed Williams essayed a signature comeback and served 12 aces to edge past her American compatriot Stephens 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes.