She continued to post her powerful serving skills on the court as the world No.11 fired six aces and won 77 per cent of her first serves to clinch the victory.
"We're going to continue to play the way we always do because attacking is in the DNA of Brazilian players," added Rodrygo, who was introduced as a 58th-minute substitute against Bolivia at Corinthians Arena on Friday.
"It is good news that we are getting back on the pitch to do what we love most. Personally, I cannot wait to show our fans the great sport that they have been missing for so long. However, the excitement should not make us forget that COVID-19 is still out there," he said.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
Valverde has become indispensable for Real Madrid this season, starting in three of the team's four La Liga matches and blossoming in a box-to-box role.
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El Shaarawy bagged his brace in the 45th minute with a header after Moldova's defender Veaceslav Posmac's error.
"I felt tired, but I had no complaint about it," she said.
Earlier on Thursday, Paraguay drew 2-2 at home to Peru and Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 in Montevideo.
Henan escaped from an early setback by outscoring Wuhan 28-10 in the second quarter, and never conceded its lead from there on out.
Uruguay dominated Chile early at the Estadio Centenario but was in danger of being overrun in the second half. Alexis Sanchez canceled out Luis Suarez's penalty and the visitors threatened to score again before Maxi Gomez's stoppage-time strike.