In other fixtures on Sunday, Fortaleza was held to a goalless draw by Atletico Goianiense, Coritiba drew 0-0 at home to Sao Paulo and Botafogo tied 1-1 at home by Athetico Paranaense. Enditem
Despite the loss, Hebei coach Ma Tao expressed satisfaction with his players.
During the 18-round campaign, teams face lung-busting altitude, scorching tropical heat, long-haul flights between many cities and passionate fans that make stadiums such as Argentina's La Bombonera or Brazil's Maracana among the world's most inhospitable venues for opponents.
"I think we both played really well and a really great match. She played unbelievably good, considering she is so young, she has a very bright future," Zhang commented on her opponent.
The ITTF said that it is in discussions with local organizers of the 2020 ITTF Finals about the possibility of having spectators at the event.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi again pushed their lead back to double figures on Wu's three-point play with 2:50 left before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
German media accused Bayern of having made panic acquisitions while under time pressure to find suitable deals.
"We played great in the first half, but after bench players came in, they suffered a bit and failed to maintain the level on both ends," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
"To be honest I was over the limit today. At the end I gave everything that I had out there, it was an amazing match," the 27-year-old added.
Moments later, new arrival Joel Pohjanpalo scored his first goal for Union only 35 seconds after coming on to put the result beyond doubt in the 64th minute.
Shaanxi's Chen Yanyu was an assist shy of a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Li weighed in with 19 points.