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.
Second seed Nadal will face Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the round of 32. The latter survived a five-set thriller against Japan's Nishikori Kei to advance 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-2.
PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Tuesday as the second seed rallied to beat Egypt's qualifier Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to second round.
The Latvian had been knocked out at the first round in 2018 and 2019. She will play Spain's Paula Badosa in the third round.
ACCRA, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- Seven Ghanaian teenage footballers who died in a road traffic accident on September 19 were laid to rest on Thursday.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took his second win of the 2020 Formula 1 season with the victory in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, after teammate Lewis Hamilton finished third following a ten-second time penalty.
Elsewhere, Freiburg and Wolfsburg shared the spoils following a 1-1 stalemate as Josip Brekalo cancelled out Nils Petersen's opener. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Struggling Schalke 04 is pinning its hopes on the shoulders of a coaching duo to lead the club out of a massive crisis.
Hamilton's earlier stop, coupled with his time penalties, meant the Briton emerged from the pitlane down in 11th place. Though he was able to carve his way through the field to finish third, Hamilton was clearly irked at his punishment and voiced his displeasure over the pits-to-car radio.
The prestigious table tennis event will head to the African continent for the first time since Cairo, Egypt in 1939.
However, West Brom's defense is also porous and after Mason Mount gave Chelsea a lifeline in the 55th minute, Callum Hudson-Odoi netted their second with 20 minutes left to play to set the stage for Abraham's late equalizer.