However, it added that Gremio are loath lose another regular goalscorer after the departure of Everton Soares to Benfica in August.
Italian qualifier Lorenzo Giustino claimed his first tour-level win in a more than six-hour marathon match against Corentin Moutet. It came close to breaking the 16-year-old record for the longest match at Roland Garros.
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.
BERLIN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Hoffenheim ended Bayern Munich's run of 32 unbeaten games after Andrej Kramaric was on target twice in a 4-1 win to ensure a perfect start to the season in the final match of the Bundesliga second round on Sunday.
AFC general secretary Windsor John said the change reflects the new stature of the competitions and will produce significant benefits for the body and its member associations.
"We are a bit weak in the question of central defenders: with Gerard (Pique) and (Clement) Lenglet and (Ronald) Araujo, we are a bit short ... it is weak for the season that we are going to play," he admitted.
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 Belgian, who arrived from Chelsea for around 100 million euros in the summer of 2019, has struggled with a range of injuries since his arrival and taken part in just 22 games from a possible 53 since joining from Chelsea. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Losing treble-winning coach Hansi Flick might still be a far-off nightmare for Bayern Munich fans.
The former world No. 1 is set to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- The "King of Clay" Rafael Nadal completed another overwhelming show at the French Open as the Spaniard romped to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 win over world No. 236 Mackenzie McDonald.