Elsewhere, Sheffield United impressed in their return to the top-flight last season and now need to repeat that in what could be a tough second season, Burnley will continue to present teams with a physical challenge under Sean Dyche, while Danny Ings' goals will play a major role in determining Southampton's fate.
At the start of the second set, Azarenka broke again for a 2-0 lead, but from there Osaka fought back to break her opponent's serve twice and took a 4-3 lead.
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17. Enditem
The third seeds were forced into a final-set tiebreak, where they saved a match point, before overcoming Muhammad and Townsend in a tremendous tussle 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and booked their ticket to the final.
"I knew to keep calm and wait for the right gap to open - and it did, quite late."
Newly promoted Cadiz's hopes of returning to the top-flight with a win met with disappointed as they lost 2-0 at home to a well-drilled Osasuna.
The 29-year-old Italian international is the first newcomer at Parc des Princess during this transfer window, which will be a relief for Thomas Tuchel's side who are severly effected by the coronavirus pandemic as seven players in the first team squad, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi, had tested positive recently.
The 30-year-old Taylor, who produced a world-leading mark of 17.46 meters to win in Ostrava on Tuesday, failed to find his best form this time, as he only managed a best of 16.53m with his final effort of the night.
AFC said in a separate statement that it had received notification from Al Wahda of United Arab Emirates that the club is unable to travel to Qatar to compete in the AFC Champions League West Zone matches where they currently occupy second place in Group A after several members of the club tested positive for COVID-19.
Hoffenheim gained a foothold into the clash as the clock ticked after Emin Bickakic and Dennis Geiger came close at the half-hour mark.
MADRID, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- There may be no Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico or Sevilla taking part in the first round of matches in La Liga this weekend, but after a late end to last season and a short and disrupted summer, there are still plenty of things to look out for as football returns to Spain this weekend.