Representing her hometown Zhejiang, Ye established an advantage from the very beginning in the final and edged runner-up Yu Yiting, also from Zhejiang, by about one second. Chen Xinyi from Shanghai took third place.
The 62-year-old didn't exclude himself from the solution after leaving RB Leipzig eight weeks ago.
The side coached by Diego Martinez had kicked off their campaign with league wins at home to Athletic Club and Alaves, while also getting through two Europa League qualifying rounds, with a 4-0 victory away to Albanian outfit, Teuta and a 2-0 win at home to Locomotive Tbilisi a week ago.
The Brazilian giants are guaranteed of advancing to the last 16 regardless of the result of their final group match against Argentina's Defensa y Justicia on October 20.
"[I'm] struggling to walk so that's a tell-tale sign that I should try to recover," she added.
The shortlist for the Best Player award was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the teams that took part in the group stages of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media group, one from each of UEFA's member associations.
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Yahya Golmohammadi, head coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team, said that Pakhtakor are "tough" opponents in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
Hoffenheim then grabbed the lead out of the blue with 16 minutes gone when Ermin Bicakcic headed home Dennis Geiger's corner kick to stun Hansi Flick's men.
Rookie Zheng Muyan, 18, defeated Olympic champion Ye Shiwen in the women's 200m breaststroke to take the title. However, Yu Jingyao was absent from that final, as she failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests held from September 22 to 23 - a new requirement to qualify for the championships.
Fujian's form faded suddenly in the middle of the third set as Shanghai staged a 9-0 scoring run, including three points from serving. Shanghai then kept the huge lead until the set ended.
Naldo recently spoke about the team's leadership problem. "I didn't see a Schalke team on the pitch as we know it. It needs someone making the decisions and pointing the way for the others to follow," the former central defender commented.