After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
The club presented new signing Sergino Dest on Friday and the 19-year-old right back, who arrives from Ajax, is an option of starting on the bench on Sunday.
Wuhan got rolling midway through the first quarter, going on a 9-0 run to move ahead and setting up a 23-12 advantage as the quarter time ran out.
"We executed the coach's tactics well," she explained.
"We will see several unusual results not only in the Bundesliga but all over Europe. I think we are ahead of an exciting season," the 60-year-old predicted.
A second-quarter surge helped Xinjiang take over down the stretch over Wuhan. Although falling behind 23-21 early, they forged a 38-25 advantage entering the second half, including six points from Wang Lili.
On September 6, when Wuhan fans finally got the chance to attend Zall's match against title contenders Beijing Guoan in Suzhou, near Shanghai, hundreds of them made a 750-kilometer (450-mile) trip eastwards to Suzhou for the game.
Shanghai's hope of leveling the game was shattered as Barbra Banda's shot in the 87th minute hit the woodwork and bounced off.
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.
After leading 65-61, Shanxi rode on a 10-3 surge midway through the last quarter and withstood Hebei's comeback afterwards.
Once again Getafe is off to an excellent start to the season and although its style of football is not always attractive to watch, it is effective as it showed against Betis in midweek.