However, there was also good news.
Jiangsu built an unsinkable 8-2 lead before it took the first set 25-16 and then won the second 25-11.
She should have won the first set when she was up 5-1 and had a set point, which TV replay showed she had converted it with a dropshot as Siegemund failed to return it before it had bounced twice. But the umpire Eva Asderaki did not rule the point in Mladenovic's favor.
The two matches in Turkey would be useful for Ghana's new manager Charles Akonnor, who is yet to oversee a game since his appointment in January this year.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has suffered another muscle injury and is unlikely to play for the club before the middle of October.
The controversial incident happened in Djokovic's last-16 clash at Flushing Meadows against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, as the Serbian smashed a ball in frustration which struck a line judge in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground.
Neuer became goalkeeper of the year, fellow Bayern player Joshua Kimmich was chosen as best defender, while De Bruyne won the prize for the best midfielder. Enditem
You can argue about the VAR decisions in Real Madrid's 3-2 win away to Betis, but one thing the game showed is that Zinedine Zidane is a coach who is willing to chop and change his side in order to get a result.
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.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
Marek Hamsik (R) of Dalian Pro passes the ball during the 14th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Dalian Pro at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)