Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.
Dalian had the chance to score the equalizer but Salomon Rondon's free-kick smacked the woodwork.
Pliskova's best record at a Grand Slam was in 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final.
Maccabi will play their next game in Russia against CSKA Moscow on October 8, while Alba will host Bayern Munich in a German derby the next evening. Enditem
Valencia were held 1-1 at home to recently promoted Huesca in a game the visiting side probably deserved to win, but had to settle for Dimitrio Siovas' header cancelling out Daniel Wass' fortunate opener for the home side.
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Argentine striker Mauro Icardi netted twice as defending champions Paris Saint-Germain claimed a 2-0 win at Stade Reims to win its third straight Ligue 1 game after two consecutive defeats in the first two rounds.
A brand-new championship format amid strict epidemic prevention measures brought about unprecedented challenges -- each team been asked to play a game every four days, and even more regularly after the CFA Cup kicked off, which forced many clubs to deal with squads plagued with niggling injuries.
Wuhan Zall had no chances to enter the championship race after losing to Hebei China Fortune 2-0, while Tianjin enlarged its winless record to 13 games after being defeated by Qingdao Huanghai 3-0 before the match.
"It's our 10th straight year at the Sport Show," said Airgoal's Liang Jiahua. "We are bringing some new products here and the sales are satisfactory."
There was controversy before the race had even started, as it emerged that Hamilton was under investigation for making two practise starts outside the permitted area of the pit lane on his way to the starting grid.
New recruits Shao Ting and Gao Song finished with 20 and 15 points respectively for Sichuan, who withstood Shao's earlier departure due to a foul-out. Zhang Wanglai stepped up to chip in 19 points.