In the men's quarterfinals, German player Alexander Zverev was not at his flying best, but still found a way to win.
But the stories of the toe-to-toe clash were far beyond the records. A brawl in stoppage time saw five players sent off, including PSG's star Neymar, who has just come back from a COVID-19 quarantine.
According to the Chinese Athletics Association, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national championships slated for Sept. 15-18 in Shaoxing, eastern China's Zhejiang province will be the only major event for the athletes in 2020.
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
"I felt today I really executed the game very precisely," Azarenka said. "I was moving really well. I made the ball very long. So I felt I played well. I found all the right answers to everything she was trying to make, so I'm very happy with that."
The title is the 27-year-old Thiem's first Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors.
The Natatorium is one of the 12 newly-built competition venues. 42 of the 53 venues are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.
"It's just too early to give a concrete answer what will be the final scenario," Bach said, "The only thing we can say is it will be about offering a safe environment for all participants." Enditem
After the restart, Leipzig retreated with the narrow lead while Nuremberg showed absolutely no danger in front of the target.
Nuremberg threw every man up front but Eintracht Frankfurt protected their lead to the end to secure their berth in the second round.
In the second set, Siegemund/Zvonareva broke the first service game of their opponents to take an early 2-0 lead. After that, they never looked back. Enditem