Insufficient defense marked by only 29 rebounds compared to 53 by the visitor proved to be the key element that led to Handlova's second defeat and put it at the bottom of the rankings.
Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin hobbled off the court, seemingly through a strain, just one minute into the second half. Without one of its main scorers, Shanghai could not catch up on the offensive end as Xinjiang pulled away through backcourt combo Wang Siyu and Wang Lili's efforts.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.
Dilana Dilishati finished with a game-high 21 points. Zhang Dongxia registered a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
A survey spoke of nearly 70 percent claiming to have lost interest in the team's internationals after the 2018 World Cup's devastating outcome, followed by the disappointing Nations League.
"I'm living in a dream. I came here two weeks ago to my Roland-Garros qualifying but today I'm here in the quarterfinals," said the 26-year-old Italian qualifier, who hadn't played a Grand Slam main draw before this year's Australian Open, where she suffered an early first-round exit.
With the support of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), international table tennis action is back after several months of activity suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Can Bozdogan (below) of Schalke 04 scores an own goal during a German Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Schalke 04 in Leipzig, Germany, Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
The following games are scheduled for Saturday: Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt face Hoffenheim, Cologne entertain Borussia Monchengladbach, Werder Bremen encounter newcomers Arminia Bielefeld, newly-promoted Stuttgart clash with Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig play bottom side Schalke. Enditem
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.