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.
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Italian teenager Jannick Sinner made his Roland-Garros debut with an impressive 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 win over 11th seed David Goffin on Sunday, while women's top seed Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Atalanta's Alejandro Gomez scores his goal during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Atalanta in Rome, Italy, Sept. 30, 2020. (Photo by Augusto Casasoli/Xinhua)
Despite the loss, Shanghai is still secure atop the Suzhou division.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
Other key matches this weekend saw Chelsea fight back from 3-0 down to take a 3-3 draw away to West Brom, while Manchester United won 2-1 away to Brighton and Everton maintained their 100 percent start to the season thanks to a 2-1 triumph away to Crystal Palace. Enditem
Serge Gnabry (L) of Munich reacts during a German Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and TSG Hoffenheim in Hoffenheim, Germany, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua)
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem extended his winning streak to nine matches as the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist saw off American qualifier Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 22 minutes.
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.
Ranking first in the event's preliminary heat in 2:10.25, Qin Haiyang from Shanghai didn't advance to the final as he failed to finish in the top eight in a series of physical tests - a new requirement for this year's championships.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 37th minute. After receiving a free kick from midfielder Huang Xiyang, Marcelo Cirino flicked a header to Yuan, who converted another header to make it 1-0. The linesman rose his flag immediately for offside, but the referee judged the goal was valid with the assist of the VAR.