"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
Restraining Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break, Xinjiang obviously found its winning key.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Statistics showed tourist attractions in China have seen surging numbers of visits at the beginning of the eight-day vacation. In a stadium in Lanzhou City, northwest China's Gansu Province, Zhang Yufeng, the owner of the Jianghu Archery Club, also witnessed a strong recovery.
Persepolis is to meet the winner of the East Zone for the AFC championship match.
Most clubs have counted on loan deals instead of buying new players.
"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
It is the second time for Ziyuan County to hold such an international race, the route of which covers several 4A-level scenic spots.
For Chinese sports fans, their demand for sports events was suppressed for nearly half a year.
A survey spoke of nearly 70 percent claiming to have lost interest in the team's internationals after the 2018 World Cup's devastating outcome, followed by the disappointing Nations League.
The Czech player found rhythm just in time to win nine consecutive games to finally secure her 90th career main draw victory on clay.