But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem
"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."
Nuremberg remained harmless and had to swallow a third goal as Hwang rounded off his powerful performance by scoring his maiden goal for Leipzig in the dying minutes of the game.
He came back from the injury at the beginning of the year, but following the outbreak of coronavirus, his return was postponed by a few months.
"I went back to training, supper happy #CORONAOUT," the Brazilian posted on his Twitter account.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho and Fei Nanduo scored as defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen Kaisa 2-0 here on Wednesday to secure a place in the second stage in the 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) season.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Thursday.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Shandong Luneng were held to a 1-1 draw by Shanghai Shenhua in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, while Guangzhou Evergrande beat Shenzhen FC 2-0.
But the club from the south of Slovakia managed to beat the odds and scored three goals within six minutes in the second half despite being one man short, two of them by Zsolt Kalmar.
An official of the organizing committee named Wei Tieping told Xinhua that the 14th National Games wouldn't be held in close doors amid the regular COVID-19 control in China.