Pakhtakor defeated Iranian team Esteghlal to reach the round of eight, while Persepolis edged Al Sadd of Qatar.
Rookie Zheng Muyan, 18, defeated Olympic champion Ye Shiwen in the women's 200m breaststroke to take the title. However, Yu Jingyao was absent from that final, as she failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests held from September 22 to 23 - a new requirement to qualify for the championships.
China's Zhang Shuai overcame local favorite Alize Cornet 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the third round, equaling her previous best record at Roland Garros.
World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched his second gold in the men's 100m backstroke in 52.60 seconds, after his 200m backstroke victory on Sunday.
During his stint as the CTTA vice president between 1995 and 2014, Yao aided many athletes from other countries and regions to train in China, and helped to develop the sport in China and across the world.
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.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star says he expects a fast London Marathon race against his main challenger, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday.
Failing to do the job could mean that 43-year-old board member Salihamidzic has not only upset coach Flick but could be in danger of coming under fire from Bayern's club leaders like Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Kahn. Enditem
The other three swimmers were Yan Zibei from Hubei, Jiangsu's Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record of the women's 100m butterfly on Tuesday, and youngster Yang Junxuan from Shandong.
Porto currently have three Brazilians in their first-team squad: defender Alex Telles, midfielder Otavio and forward Evanilson. Enditem
31-year-old Sunjic, who stands 1.94m tall, has played for many clubs across Europe, including VfB Stuttgart, S.S.D. Palermo and FC Dynamo Moscow. He also represented his country in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.