"I didn't expect to take charge of the team at such an early stage. It arrived all of a sudden," she recalled. "But the team was at a crucial time, so I took it over."
Haas' Romain Grosjean took a solid ninth place for his first points finish of 2020, with Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi rounding out the top ten.
Starting from pole position in a race he needed to win to eat into Hamilton's championship lead, Bottas held off the Briton in the opening stages but lost the lead after locking a wheel on lap 13, before pulling off six laps later for his first retirement of the season.
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.
Ma Long of Beijing and Xu Xin (L) of Shanghai compete during the men's doubles final match against Lin Gaoyuan/Liang Jingkun of Guangdong at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
Brazil will now turn their focus to their next qualifier against Peru in Lima on Tuesday while Bolivia will confront Argentina in La Paz the same day.
But the visitors equalized just after halftime through Pereira, who headed in his first goal of the season after a Diego Ribas set-piece.
"The support from the Queensland government ensures we are able to deliver the season in 2020, providing a stage for Australia's best established and emerging talent to contest the 41st edition of Australia's longest-running elite women's sporting competition," Rechter said.
Wang Haimei pocketed 27 points for Zhejiang as a substitute and guard Wang Jiaqi laid on 15 assists.
In a hard-fought second set, Kenin failed the first time when serving for the match in the 10th game, but completed the job given the other opportunity in the 12th.
The American improved her 2020 record in majors to a spectacular 16-1 after the win, during which she avoided the need for a deciding set and saved 10 of 12 breakpoints to seal the victory.