Real Sociedad had a comfortable 3-0 win at home over Getafe thanks to Mikel Oyarzabal's first half penalty and goals from Mikel Merino and Portu in the 78th and 81st minutes.
The Red Bulls fired American coach Chris Armas last month and South African Bradley Carnell took over as interim coach.
Shanxi had a 10-3 dash in the midway of the last quarter, bringing the game beyond Hebei's reach.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
"She played really really well today. I think everything is tough. My ball is very short and she opened the court very nice and used very nice winners," said the world 39th-ranked Zhang, who has also achieved a personal best at Roland Garros by reaching the fourth round.
"I hope the crisis makes the clubs to rethink their strategy and increase their efforts to give space for young talents," he added.
Most clubs have counted on loan deals instead of buying new players.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the 6th to the 11th game. Zhang served to win in the 10th game but was broken by her French opponent. However, when the chance appeared again in the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
Elche and Huesca drew a game between two newly promoted sides 0-0, although Huesca will feel they did enough to take all three points as Elche failed to shoot on target all game.
After the break, Union continued on the front foot and got their reward in the 49th minute when Marcus Ingvartsen had all the time and space at the edge of the box to slot home past Zentner into the far corner.