Coppa Italia holder Napoli trashed Genoa 6-0, with Chucky Lozano scoring a brace, but captain Lorenzo Insigne limped off with injury.
Italian qualifier Lorenzo Giustino claimed his first tour-level win in a more than six-hour marathon match against Corentin Moutet. It came close to breaking the 16-year-old record for the longest match at Roland Garros.
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.
In the Meizhou division, Meizhou Hakka continued to lead the rankings by beating Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic 2-0, while Guizhou Hengfeng edged Jiangxi Liansheng 3-1, and Zhejiang Energy Greentown down Liaoning Shenyang Urban 1-0.
Earlier in the day, Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a scare from Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif after she came back from one set down to beat her opponent 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
Among fans and pundits, it seems common sense that Bayern's current squad is too small to talk about new titles. Top European sides are said to keep an eye on Flick despite his until 2023 running contract as the shooting star has proved his outstanding qualities.
"In fact, we're still waiting for legal guidelines to run the games," Dortmund's sports director Michael Zorc complained.
Schmiedlova, who dispatched another Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in her first round match, arrived at Paris after a 13-match losing streak in Grand Slam main draws dating back over five years, but reached the last 32 in this year's re-scheduled clay major, equalling her best run at a major from the 2015 US Open and 2014 Roland Garros.
2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar will replace Equatorial Guinea, who pulled out of the friendly due to travel restrictions. Ghana will thus play Mali three days before playing Qatar.
Depending on the different rules, players and staff might have to submit themselves to a five-day quarantine period. The rules are valid for all travel. Hertha BSC's Krzysztof Piatek, for instance, missed the first round of the German Cup after playing in an international match with Poland.
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.