The Spaniard has won 94 matches at Roland Garros and if he can make it all the way to the final this year, there is a chance for him to equal old rival Roger Federer's record of 20 major titles in his remarkable 100th win at the clay Grand Slam.
The 24-year-old Sherif, who ranks 172 in the world, was the first Egyptian woman to appear in a Grand Slam main draw, while Pliskova, 27, is bidding for her first major title in her 33rd Grand Slam appearance.
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.
However, West Brom's defense is also porous and after Mason Mount gave Chelsea a lifeline in the 55th minute, Callum Hudson-Odoi netted their second with 20 minutes left to play to set the stage for Abraham's late equalizer.
Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
Plzen dominated the second half but Beer Sheva came closer to scoring, as Dutch striker Elton Acolatse hit the post in the 68th minute after a run from the halfway line.
The 26-man squad also featured 11 Mexico-based players and three representatives from US Major League Soccer clubs.
Taizhou equalized at the beginning of the second half as Zhang Yang netted in the 52nd minute.
Former Schalke player Naldo will also join the coaching staff.
Monday sees Fulham at home while Liverpool entertain Arsenal in arguably the most interesting match of the round. Enditem
Schalke will encounter third-placed RB Leipzig in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday. Enditem