Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti won the battle of former Real Madrid and Chelsea coaches as his team got the season rolling with an impressive 1-0 win away to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.
Thiem was runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year and also lost in the French Open finals in 2018 and 2019.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
AFC said in a separate statement that it had received notification from Al Wahda of United Arab Emirates that the club is unable to travel to Qatar to compete in the AFC Champions League West Zone matches where they currently occupy second place in Group A after several members of the club tested positive for COVID-19.
Menezes, who has been out of work since parting ways with Palmeiras last December, will be tied to the Salvador-based side until December next year.
"The decision to cancel the European Cross Country Athletics Championships was a very tough choice for European Athletics," said interim president Dobromir Karamarinov.
"I haven't had such results in quite a long time, so I'm very excited for it. Today, it's a loss, but it doesn't change for me much. Of course I would have loved to win today. It is what it is," Azarenka said.
Crystal Palace's Wilfred Zaha needed 13 games to get off the mark last season, but needed just 13 minutes this time around as he scored the only goal of the game in his side's 1-0 win over Southampton, who were nowhere near their best in south London and rarely troubled a well-organized home defense.
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.
Steve Bruce did a decent job at Newcastle United in his first campaign, and he will be happy with the capture of Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Ryan Frasier, who should give more firepower to the perennial under-achievers.
Yu, 25, has agreed a one-year contract with Xinjiang, with the option of a one-year extension.