Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
Wang Yuanyuan (L) of Tianjin spikes the ball during the Group A match between Tianjin and Beijing at the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
New arrival Nayef Aguerd's goal after 33 minutes put Rennes in front. Serhou Guirassy scored a brilliant volley set up by winger Romain Del Castillo in the 52nd minute to extend Rennes' lead, before Adrien Hunou added the third in the closing period with a superb lob.
Olympic medalist Wang Shun reached the finishing line first in the men's 400m individual medley in 4:11.89.
Ambitions to win titles collide with the club leader's demands to accept the performance fluctuations of young footballers.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev, seeded fourth, was unable to clinch his first win at Roland Garros after being shocked by Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-1. It was the fourth successive first-round-exit for the 2019 US Open finalist at the French Open.
Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules, even though the 17-time Grand Slam winner had not intended to strike the line judge.
Bayern responded well but still lacked in penetration to overcome Hoffenheim's defense. To make things worse, Hoffenheim doubled their advantage eight minutes later as Munas Dabbur capitalized on a misplaced clearance from Benjamin Pavard to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the far post corner.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Substitute Bruno Henrique scored twice as Brazil's Flamengo beat Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle 4-0 in their Copa Libertadores Group A match on Wednesday.
Chongqing Dangdai edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0, but Shanghai SIPG still managed to rank first in Suzhou division, and will take on Shanghai Shenhua in the second stage. Enditem