"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
Ghana's Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah and officials of the Ghana Football Association joined mourners and families to bid farewell to the young footballers in Offinso.
She should have won the first set when she was up 5-1 and had a set point, which TV replay showed she had converted it with a dropshot as Siegemund failed to return it before it had bounced twice. But the umpire Eva Asderaki did not rule the point in Mladenovic's favor.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
The ITTF added that the player lists may still change due to current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem
At the same time, after entering the relegation group, Guangzhou R&F will try to secure its next season's CSL ticket in the second session games.
Song, 18, cleared the bar at 5.30m on his second attempt after some setbacks at the heights of 5.00m and 5.15m.
In Sunday's other fixtures, Sassuolo enjoyed a 4-1 victory over newly-promoted Spezia, while Hellas Verona edged past Udinese 1-0. Enditem
Three other Iranian teams Sepahan, Shahr Khodro and Esteghlal have already been eliminated from the competition held in Doha. Enditem
"Never give up. It's a good day. It's nice to get another win as it's been a while and I now need to keep the momentum going," added the Finn, who has generally struggled to match Hamilton's pace this year.
"It will be a new experience for me. I want to help the team achieve their goals. I want to score a lot of goals," he said. Enditem