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.
A horrible mistake from Valladolid keeper Jordi Masip gifted Real Sociedad a point in their game, which was played in a temperature of around 30 degrees centigrade in Valladolid's Nuevo Zorrilla Stadium.
"The AFC Executive Committee recognized that the pandemic has affected the ability of the AFC to deliver its competitions," the Asian football governing body said in a statement.
Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
Shandong went ahead in the 19th minute when striker Duan Liuyu miss-kicked the ball which flew into Graziano Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from close range.
Williams will take on Azarenka in the semifinals, who triumphed against Mertens 6-1, 6-0.
Zhang introduced that his company set up the first community smart gym in Guiyang on July 10 this year and it has planned to establish 1,000 community smart gyms in three years in Guizhou.
The Serie A teams hope that the creation of the yet to be named media company will help boost revenue from broadcast rights, an area where Serie A earns less than rival leagues in England, Germany, and Spain.
"I need to think about my family. I had to be realistic and think about the financial side," Rafinha said in an interview broadcast on Brazilian television on Saturday.
Menezes, who has been out of work since parting ways with Palmeiras last December, will be tied to the Salvador-based side until December next year.
Coric has been Zverev's nemesis dating back to their junior days. The Croatian beat the German in the 2013 US Open boys' singles semifinals and entered this match leading their head-to-head series 3-1, including a four-set victory in New York three years ago.