In women's singles, top seed Pliskova of the Czech Republic was upset by France's Caroline Garcia in the second round.
CHENGDU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou faced little challenge at Thursday's Chinese Badminton Super League as they defeated Xiamen Tefang 4-1 to secure their sixth straight victory of the campaign.
LAUSANNE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Armand Duplantis from Sweden set a season's best 6.07 meters in the pole vault at the Wanda Diamond League meeting here on Wednesday, securing the highest outdoor pole vault jump for 26 years.
"There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won't allow it, or they've done something. I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it's on the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully something comes up," said Bale. Enditem
Meanwhile United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer commented that he was pleased with what the talented playmaker could bring to his team.
Djokovic will face Jan-Lennard Struff for a spot in the round of 16. The German needed one hour and 40 minutes to move past American Michael Mmoh 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.
With this result, Dalian are sixth in Group A with nine points, while Henan with six points remained in last place.
Garcia looked untouchable in the first set and for much of the second, blasting 30 winners and breaking Pliskova's serve three times en route to the 6-1, 7-6 (2) victory.
In the 48th minute, the Venezuelan striker assisted Swedish winger Sam Larsson to stretch the lead for Dalian.
Klein called safeguarding the club's financial pattern more important than ever for the future of football.
A source told Xinhua, they have paid 50 percents of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.