The former world No. 1 is set to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
The 22-year-old swimmer also broke the national record of the women's 100m freestyle in 52.90 seconds on Sunday. Enditem
"To make things easier I told the players yesterday [Wednesday] that this was the right way to go," he added, suggesting the decision was of his own volition.
Baum is giving up his job as the German association's under-20 and under-18 coach. It is said that Naldo will hang up his boots to join Schalke.
Although Jurgen Klopp's men were relentless, Arsenal had their chances and Alisson had to be at his best to twice deny Lacazette who had been put through on goal.
The next stage will begin with a two-legged knockout round from October 16. Enditem
In the other game in Changzhou, Kunshan FC beat Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 3-2, and Nantong Zhiyun defeated Heilongjiang Lava Spring 1-0. Enditem
The 18-year-old scored Barca's first two goals himself, before winning a penalty that was converted by Leo Messi and captured rave reviews in the press.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- A 65th minute goal from Vinicius Jr gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win at home to Real Valladolid in the fourth round of matches in La Liga on Wednesday night.