WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
In a showdown between two clinical power-hitters, Osaka and Brady split the opening two sets, with Osaka claiming the tiebreak in the first and Brady taking the sole breaking chance in the second.
The ace claimed six ranking titles last season but failed to defend his world championship title in the season-ending tournament.
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The French defending champions kicked off their league title defence on Thursday with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens, in a game which a shorthanded Tuchel had to field several young players such as 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, who was just making his second appearance for the first team. Enditem
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.
In other matches, Guizhou Hengfeng drew 1-1 with Zhejiang Energy Greentown, and Changchun Yatai edged Heilongjiang Lava Spring 2-1.
Cao Yunding had a goal disallowed in the 19th minute after the Shenhua's scorer tripped Tong Lei inside the box.
The other promoted sides Huesca and Cadiz will also struggle, with Cadiz likely to miss their fans in the Ramon de Caranza Stadium, while Eibar and Alaves might also find life hard after flirting with danger last season. Eibar have lost plyers such as Orellana, Escalante and Di Blasis, while Alaves, who celebrate their centenary this season, will hope a forward line of Joselu, Lucas Perez and Deyverson should have the goals to keep them in the top flight. Enditem
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.