Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Osaka broke in the fourth game of the third set to take a comfortable 3-1 lead. In the next game, Azarenka blew a golden opportunity to get back into the match, wasting all three break points as Osaka recovered from 0-40 down to hold for a 4-1 lead.
Evergrande had a good opportunity just four minutes into the game but Ai Kesen hit chance off target.
Wuhan were fined 200,000 yuan by CFA. Player Lyu Yueyun was suspended for four games and was fined 8,000 yuan. Xu Shan, official of the team, received a sideline ban for 10 months and was fined 100,000 yuan.
In the game played against Shenhua, Dalian forward Jose Rondon blasted a curling shot past outstretched Zeng Cheng into the net in the 33rd minute.
The first goal of the new season was scored by Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to help his side to a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham, who received notice of the difficulties awaiting them on their return to the Premier League.
The Shandong club then extended the lead as Lu Guangzu defeated Li Shipei 11-7, 11-8, 12-10 in the men's singles.
After having paid 50 million euros for Leroy Sane, joining in from Manchester City, Bayern announced to count on their talents. Flick's statements although indicate, the coach isn't overly happy about the ongoing poker-games.
Bremen piled on the pressure and should have doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when Chong missed the target just wide.
Young sailing enthusiasts train on Herastrau Lake amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Jin)
"I know that all the athletes and entire athletics community were looking forward to this event but I ask them to keep heart," he noted.