Shao led the charge into the second quarter by scoring seven straight points and feeding Huang Ping-Jen's three-pointers thereafter. Xinjiang also attempted shots from the 3-point range, as Liu Tongyi, Wang Lili and Liu Xiao combined to help them compile a 50-49 lead going into halftime.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
Although Liaoning got the set point first at 24-21, the consecutive errors in their front row let Zhejiang pull one set back.
The Barca boss is unlikely to make many changes to the team that defeated Villarreal, partly because he has no alternatives at right back or central defense, where Sergi Roberto, Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique currently have few options other than to continue.
Although new signing Luis Suarez started for Atletico and showed some neat touches with Joao Felix, Huesca held Diego Simeone's side at bay despite some nervous moments mainly produced by the impressive Joao Felix, who shows signs of maturing into La Liga.
Pliskova's best record at a Grand Slam was in 2016 US Open where she lost to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final.
The race was suspended on lap 8 of 30 following a crash involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken, who tangled and span into the barriers at high speed.
The players, all aged between 12 and 15, were returning to the town of Offinso having undergone a local district football registration exercise when their driver lost control of the minibus and crashed into a river.
One of the reasons SIPG are considered a title contender is Oscar continuing his red-hot form on the pitch. The key man for the Shanghai side contributed five goals and eight assists in the first stage. But an overreliance on the Brazilian could be costly if he loses form or picks up an injury.
World Athletics also announced that the Cross Country Championships will move from odd years to even years in 2024 to align with the Olympic Games. Enditem
While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.