The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
"We played a little tight at the start. We improved later in the match, and showed our character," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
Things got worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team as Anthony Martial was sent off for lashing out at Erik Lamela, and Harry Kane and Son made it 4-1 before halftime.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi pushed the lead back to double digits on Wu Tongtong's three-pointer with 2:50 remaining before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
GENEVA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Following is the draw for the group stage of the Europa League:
NANNING, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Swimming enthusiats in Liuzhou, a river-rich city of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, attended their first river-crossing competition since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The "Eisernen" made a perfect start on home soil as Christopher Lenz tested Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner in the early stages, before Max Kruse nodded home his debut goal after Sheraldo Becker's pinpoint cross to the far post in the 13th minute.
CHENGDU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu manhandled Tianjin 106-59 in dominant fashion for its second straight win going into the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) campaign here on Monday.
Defending champion Nadal was one of the "victims" of this epic clash, as his quarterfinals match against Sinner, which was scheduled as the last match of the day,had to start later and ended in the early hours of Wednesday.
"She had a remarkable performance coming off the bench but failed to convert some layups due to a physical slump. She still needs to go through some tests game after game. Hopefully, she can progress deep into the season," said Henan coach Li Jianxin.