Mercedes almost immediately elected to pit Hamilton for his scheduled tyre change, but crucially failed to notice that race director Michael Masi had temporarily closed the pit entrance to allow marshals to clear the stricken Haas, earning their driver a 10-second stop-go penalty that put him out of serious contention.
Ruichang defeated Hunan Hualai 4-1 to continue sitting second, leaving their opponents in third place.
Williams's ambition of securing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title remains alive as she moved into the women's quarterfinals after an immensely hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory over Maria Sakkari of Greece, while Thiem had a much easier time with a 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 win against Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the men's draw.
Wu Haodong/Wang Chang overcame Deng Jiaqiang/Wu Tuobin 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3 to take the first point for Zhejiang in the opening men's doubles, before Lei Lanxi beat Ren Pengbo in the men's singles to tie the match for Shenzhen.
"As a result of the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Hungary, the Hungarian Government has introduced entry restrictions that make it now impossible for foreigners to enter Hungary. Foreigners will only be allowed to enter Hungary in the case that it is highly necessary," the organizers notified participants.
The girls had irregular training time during last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can't wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah," said the 21-year-old, who arrives from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
After a 52-minute battle of men's doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Ren Xiangyu of Ruichang rallied from two sets down to defeat Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen 10-12, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7. Li Shipei then triumphed in the men's singles against Tan Zhendong to help Ruichang tie the match 2-2.
Zhang Weiwei posted her best result of the early season when the 23-year-old Hubei native carded a bogey-free round featuring six birdies.
But he played down Hashimoto's determination when asked if the pandemic could not be fully contained next year.
Dubi also emphasized the importance of the Olympic legacy. "The Games cannot be about only a great event for 17 days. Society in general and everywhere demand that the Games bring something before what we could call pre-legacy. And something after the Games should be envisaged, not within seven years of difficult preparation and 17 days of delivery, but how this spirit of seven plus seventeen can contribute then to another 20 years in the community."