Coppa Italia holder Napoli trashed Genoa 6-0, with Chucky Lozano scoring a brace, but captain Lorenzo Insigne limped off with injury.
Players of Al Ahli Saudi FC celebrate after winning the AFC Asian Champions League round of 16 match between Al Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia and Shabab Al Ahli Dubai of United Arab Emirates in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia defeated Shabab Al Ahli Dubai 4-3 on penalties to progress to the quarterfinals. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Ambitions to win titles collide with the club leader's demands to accept the performance fluctuations of young footballers.
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.
The Italian rising star ripped 11 games in a row to defeat the Belgian for the second time in as many head-to-head meetings.
In the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, Penarol kept alive their hopes of progressing to the next stage, with a 3-0 win over Chile's visiting Colo-Colo.
"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
"The club has, and will continue to, follow all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time," informed the club.
You Hao of Jiangsu competes during the men's rings final at the 2020 Chinese National Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Zhaoqing, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)
The Organizing Committee will be co-chaired by Gou Zhongwen, minister of China's State General Administration of Sport and Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing. Deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport Du Zhaocai, who is also a FIFA council member, has been named as the executive chairman.
The newly-renovated Nyayo National Stadium will host the Kip Keino Classic - the first-ever World Athletics Continental Tour event to be held on the African continent - on October 3.