Burel wasted three set points when she took a 5-3 lead in the first set and stormed to 40-0 in the ninth game. But Zhang battled back to save all three, and held the serve before breaking Burel's in the tenth to level the score at 5-5.
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
Xinjiang began to take charge of the game back from the locker room on the way to a 19-point advantage after the third quarter.
Atletico Madrid had Luis Suarez in its side but was held to its second 0-0 draw in a week as the team failed to break down Villarreal with just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
Yang, Li Yueru and Li Yuan combined for 12 points, while Guo Zixuan made Hebei's only basket during the span.
Dongguan opened the first quarter on an 11-2 run, sparked by five straight points from Yang Shuyu.
"We didn't perform well in the first quarter. We had a tough start, but ultimately took our chance," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying reflected.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1. Borussia Monchengladbach wrapped its first victory of the campaign after easing 3-1 past rival Cologne. Wasteful Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with newly-promoted Stuttgart following a 1-1 draw and Leonardo Bittencourt's sole goal of the match helped Werder Bremen to edge newcomer Armenia Bielefeld. Enditem
With the pandemic under control in China, sports events like the Carnival returned, which in turn gave a further boost for people's confidence across the country to restore normal life.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo's men are now third in the 20-team Serie A standings, just two points behind leader Atletico Mineiro, who has a game in hand.
"In terms of where we are competition-wise, the objective at the end of the day is to measure our standard to the South African standard and see if we can meet it. We are not oblivious though, we have included six of our foreign-based players. They will bring in more drive and experience to add to that of our local players," he concluded.