Top men's seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, and top women's seed Simona Halep will kick off their campaigns on Wednesday.
The lower league side had the worst possible start on home soil as Maximilian Sauer's handball allowed Jadon Sancho to break the deadlock from the spot with just 14 minutes played.
DOHA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Al-Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia became the first team to reach the 2020 AFC Champions League round of 16, with a late Marko Marin goal earning them a 1-0 win over Iraq's Al-Shorta in Group A on Monday.
Competing under a six-round format, the 24-year-old landed at 8.36m in round two, which is the world leading mark of the year. Huang Changzhou ranked second with a personal best of 8.33m in his first attempt.
However, Slovan failed to defend the fragile lead and the home team managed to tie things up in the final minute of overtime, forcing a penalty shootout.
The 22-year-old Osaka outlasted an inspired Victoria Azarenka from Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the US Open final on September 12 to clinch her second US Open title and third Grand Slam, following her victories in the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv reached the playoff round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after beating Belarusian champions FC Dynamo Brest 1-0 at home.
Huang was not the only one who set a personal best on the first day of the Chinese National Athletics Championships. Liu Shiying also refreshed her personal best in women's javelin with 67.29m, beating world silver medalist Lyu Huihui in the last round.
PARIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday.
Freiburg seems in trouble as the brave-hearts have not only lost their goalie Alexander Schwolow (Hertha), defender Robin Koch (Leeds) and striker Luca Waldschmidt (Benfica).
BERLIN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Robert Lewandowski is convinced that Bayern Munich's players face the most challenging year of their careers going into the 2020/21 season, where they seek to defend last season's treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.