The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
"She dug me in a big hole in the first set. I had to climb my way out of there one by one, and I was happy to turn it around, because it wasn't easy. I think it's the daily work I've been doing to find that calm mind and match it with an excited body, because I had to keep moving and bringing the energy. There's no crowd to get energy from, so I had to give it to myself," Azarenka said.
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.
In the other match of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 to sit fifth. Enditem
Bahia are currently 13th in the 20-team Serie A standings with just two wins from seven matches.
PSG have confirmed seven COVID-19 cases recently, apart from the above four are Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi and Marquinhos, who will still be unavailable for PSG's home game against Marseille on Sunday.
It has been a difficult summer for Valencia with new coach Javi Garcia seeing key players such as Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran Torres, Garay and Rodrigo Moreno leave the club amid an atmosphere of hostility towards owner Peter Lim. Garcia needs a positive start against local rivals, Levante, who despite losing Borja Mayoral, remain a compact and tough to beat side. Enditem
From venues and infrastructure construction to marketing, from cultural activities planning to Games promotion, Hangzhou has made steady progress since it was awarded the hosting rights in September 2015.
"We are now starting a new cycle with our feet on the ground and our head toward the stars. Mano Menezes, welcome," Bahia president Guilherme Bellintani said on Twitter.
"We struggled to create scoring chances today. No opportunities? Yes, I agree. But we have a small group, and we are missing the players who make the difference."