Pironkova, 33, who has just returned to the Tour after three years' absence at the US Open and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, receiving a walkover to the third round in Paris. Enditem
Following is the Mexico squad:
Emerson scored an own goal in the 48th minute to make it 2-2 after goals from Aissa Mandi and William Carvalho had canceled out Fede Valverde's 14th minute opener for Real Madrid.
The top 16 world-ranked male and top 16 world-ranked female players will fight for glory at the ITTF Finals, with a cap of four players for each association.
"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
Qin Haiyang from Shanghai, who finished second in the preliminary final of the 400m event, missed the final, after he failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests, according to a new requirement of the championships.
Elsewhere, Guangzhou Evergrande sealed the 1-0 win by an own goal from Dalian Pro defender Shan Pengfei.
Koeman changed the style Barca used under Quique Setien, adapting a 4-2-3-1, with Antoine Griezmann leading the line, Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets in the midfield holding roles and Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati in an attacking line of three.
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ali Alipour, former Persepolis striker, has joined Portuguese team Maritimo, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.
Naiman Banner, located on the edge of the Horqin Sandy Land, also China's largest sandy area, has organized three Naadam festivals of this kind. Enditem
The news means Thiago will also miss Spain's forthcoming international games, which see them play a friendly in Portugal on October 7, and UEFA Nations League games at home to Switzerland on September 10 and away to the Ukraine three days later. Enditem