After squandering seven set points, Mladenovic was unable to close out the set, losing 7-5 before losing the second set 6-3.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
Much more than their national rival Bayern, it seems that the Black and Yellow's team is full of apprentices trying to avoid slipping into further frustrations.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan road runner Edwin Mokua narrowly escaped death on Monday, and is currently recuperating at the hospital after being attacked by a hippopotamus while on a training run.
"Of course, I will make sure I don't make the same mistake twice," he added.
To do the job, the 50-year-old needs the entire club's support and the majority of the passionate supporters. The fans are said to play a vital role as Schalke is thinking about new investors connected with outsourcing the professional section. Enditem
Despite the loss, Shanghai is still secure atop the Suzhou division.
Libertad are third, level on points with Caracas FC, but with an inferior goal difference.
The clubs are hoping for similar rules set up for the German national team ahead of internationals in October, including a game in Kiev.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Suning defeated Shenzhen FC 1-0 in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Sunday, winning a ticket to the second phase.