But the 33-year-old soon after committed a serious foul on Leo Dubois, for which referee Stephanie Frappart initially showed a yellow card but changed it to a red after a VAR review.
Zhejiang led the game from the first quarter, and widened the gap to 12 points after the first half with 45-33. Dongguan, a powerhouse last season, had no chance to win the game in the second half because its national trio of Li Yueru, Yang Liwei and Huang Sijing departed to Inner Mongolia during the offseason.
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.
"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
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New arrival Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner after the break as the Spaniard unleashed a missile into the net with both power and precision.
Shandong began to lose momentum after the interval, and Inner Mongolia scored many fast break points on turnovers. With a 30-point margin in hand before the last 10 minutes, Inner Mongolia met little challenge thereafter.
But the Spaniard again hit out at the weather conditions of the tournament, just like what he did on his arrival in Paris ten days ago, as the temperature had plummeted to 12 degrees when he played on the Court Philippe-Chatrier after midnight.
Six minutes later, Bruno Labbadia's men thought they had opened the scoring but Jhon Cordoba's goal was ruled offside.
Colombia will face Venezuela in Barranquilla on Friday and Chile in Santiago four days later.
Bratislava's budget is significantly smaller this season and the team from Slovakia's capital city got considerably younger with only three players older than 25 years and features only three foreign names.