With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked on the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
This was the first US Open final to be decided by a fifth-set tie-break, while Thiem became the first player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a US Open final.
"But we are still training in a systematic and focused way. And it appeared a good chance for us to get down to our own weaknesses," said Zhu.
In the second set, Siegemund/Zvonareva broke the first service game of their opponents to take an early 2-0 lead. After that, they never looked back. Enditem
"My waist disc herniation has been acting up again," she said, adding that she would be back next year.
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
"The decision to cancel the European Cross Country Athletics Championships was a very tough choice for European Athletics," said interim president Dobromir Karamarinov.
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.
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
The newly-promoted Qingdao Huanghai sat at seventh place in Group B with eight teams after 10 rounds. Enditem
The Champions League's group phase draw is taking place in Athens on October 1 with Bayern starting late into the national cup season two weeks later.