Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
The South American qualifiers had been due to begin in March but were suspended because of the global health crisis.
Adrian Mierzejewski added the third in the 71st minute after collecting Marcelo Cirino's heel pass in close range, bringing three league wins in a row to Lifan.
In the other game played on Wednesday in the Suzhou division, Tianjin Teda held a 1-1 draw with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. Frank Acheampong's header put Teda ahead in the 70th minute, but Chen Pu helped Shijiazhung level up in nine minutes.
Even though Hertha kept their efforts to a minimum, they further extended their lead on 63 minutes as Jhon Cordoba assisted Matheus Cunha, whose low shot made it 3-0.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Bayern's harsh reactions show how desperately the club's leadership level is trying to get things in safe waters as soon as possible to allow Flick a good start.
The Spain international's deal should also be confirmed on Friday, although he won't take part in Sunday's important league fixture which sees Liverpool travel to face big-spending Chelsea. Enditem
18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, who had upset three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Japan's top player Kei Nishikori in the tournament's opening two rounds, lost to Dominik Koepfer of Germany 6-4, 6-0.
The squad also includes Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde, Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Inter Milan defender Diego Godin.
The Rio de Janeiro state championship resumed behind closed doors in June and officials had hoped to reopen stadiums in July but changed their minds as infections soared.