Dortmund responded with furious attacks but Gikiewicz was alert enough to keep out promising chances from Thomas Meunier and Erling Haaland before the break.
Suzhou, who had scored only three goals in their previous five matches, took an early lead as Li Zhi converted a penalty in the 16th minute.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
Real Sociedad ruined Elche's return to the top flight as they won 3-0 in Elche's Martin Valero stadium, with all the goals coming in the second half.
"We were not in form at the start. Guards didn't handle the ball well on our first possession, which affected the team's rhythm and mentality," admitted Ji.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai defeated Liaoning 3-0 (27-25, 25-14, 25-19) in the quarterfinals here on Wednesday, advancing into the last four at the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship.
With the result, Augsburg have won their first two Bundesliga games of the campaign for the first time in the club's history, while Dortmund suffered their first loss of the season.
But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
Fujian was in lead in the start of the first set. However, Tianjin retook the advantage after scoring five points in a row. Fujian's frequent errors in receiving allowed Tianjin to a win.
The controversial incident happened in Djokovic's last-16 clash at Flushing Meadows against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, as the Serbian smashed a ball in frustration which struck a line judge in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground.
It is the first time ever a side coached by Pep Guardiola has conceded five goals in a competitive match, while Vardy is the first player ever to score two hat-tricks against a side coached by the Catalan.