Women's top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep dispatched her fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3, 6-4 to book a spot in the third round, while third seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine overcame a second-set wipeout to beat Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 to keep on track for her maiden Grand Slam title.
Pakhtakor defeated Iranian team Esteghlal to reach the round of eight, while Persepolis edged Al Sadd of Qatar.
During his stint as the CTTA vice president between 1995 and 2014, Yao aided many athletes from other countries and regions to train in China, and helped to develop the sport in China and across the world.
The 41-year-old was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around 108,000 U.S. dollars), the world football governing body said in a statement on Monday.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Saturday discussed his disqualification from this month's US Open and vowed not to make such a mistake again.
"Especially here in Paris, I'm extremely happy because it's my favorite Grand Slam and favorite tournament of the year. I always play good here. I had many chances in last couple of years. I had match points or really close matches. I always play good here, just didn't close it," Schmiedlova said after the victory.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Liu Xiang and Yan Zibei, the Asian record holders of the women's 50m freestyle and men's 100m breaststroke, won titles in the two events respectively at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Villarreal claimed their second win of the season as they enjoyed a relatively easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves, who have taken just one point from four games with Pablo Machin in charge.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.