Maracana SA made the decision to carry out the unscheduled facelift to capitalize on a fixturing quirk that has left the stadium without football for almost two weeks.
Sunday kicked off with Christian Tello's 94th minute goal giving Manuel Pellegrini a win in his debut as Betis coach and to ensure Pablo Machin begins his spell in charge at Alaves with a defeat.
With the runner-up finish, Azarenka said she's proud of herself.
Zall tried to add fresh attacking impetus by bringing loanee Dong Xuesheng and under-23 goalkeeper Wang Zhifeng on for the second half.
"We have another session tomorrow morning and we'll decide which players are able to play the game." the German coach added.
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.
Zhejiang then leveled again by a straight-set win in the women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping took the decisive point for Qingdao after sweeping Dong Weijie/Lv Rouhao in just 15 minutes.
Osaka then gained the momentum and broke a third time to take the match to a deciding set.
On the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be reasonably satisfied after a season that looked destined to end in total mediocrity finished with a third-place finish and a Europa League semi-final appearance.
Melichar said: "Before the match, I told my coach I was prepared for a 7-6 in the third set. Obviously I'm thrilled we won 7-6 in the third. You always wish that it's easier, but we fought our hearts out."
Earlier, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) expected Indonesia to host three tournaments, namely Asia Open I and Asia Open II, and the BWF World Tour Finals 2020, he noted.