Meanwhile, playing in front of empty stands (for the opening months of the campaign at least) once again promises to make a mockery of home advantage and make games much harder to predict.
"I felt today I really executed the game very precisely," Azarenka said. "I was moving really well. I made the ball very long. So I felt I played well. I found all the right answers to everything she was trying to make, so I'm very happy with that."
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 game, Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
Ceni ended his playing career of over 20 years in 2015 after 1,237 matches for Sao Paulo. He was capped 16 times for Brazil's national team and was a part of the Selecao squad that won the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
The side from Pamplona produced a disciplined display and took the points with a 10th minute goal from Adrian Lopez and a 79th minute goal from Ruben Suarez.
Celta were even closer to the drop than Eibar and have waved goodbye to important loanees Rafinha and Jeison Murillo, while Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have also left.
In the 157th edition of the notorious duel between two ancient rivals, Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava, the team from the nation's capital came out on top after a convincing 2-0 victory.
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.
The former River Plate, Real Madrid, Napoli, AC Milan and Chelsea player is expected to be placed under a mandatory 10-day quarantine before he can begin training with his new teammates.
The ace claimed six ranking titles last season but failed to defend his world championship title in the season-ending tournament.