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.
James, 29, has also netted three times in his first four matches for Everton in the Premier League following his summer move from Real Madrid.
The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.
Yang, Li Yueru and Li Yuan combined for 12 points, while Guo Zixuan made Hebei's only basket during the span.
Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
"The tiebreak was very tense. The tiebreak was where all the money was," said Tsitsipas on court. "I am glad that I played good tennis and I didn't panic. I stayed concentrated, stayed low-key and tried to take it point by point."
"With 53 points you cannot win any game," admitted Shanghai coach Milos Paden.
The 2020-21 WCBA regular season is played across two stages, with Chengdu, Sichuan and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia selected as respective hosts for each stage. The season is scheduled to conclude no later than January 5, 2021. Enditem
However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
"I know footballers play under these conditions, but they are all the time moving," said Nadal after the latest ever finishing time for a match at the tournament.
"To stand in his way would not be just reward for the service he has given us, and we wish him the best."