Clinching a victory in his 100th match at Roland Garros, the record 12-time champion secured a place in the last four for 13th time in the clay major, ending an impressive run from Sinner who had upset 11th seed David Goffin and 6th seed Alexander Zverev in his previous matches.
After the second round, Shanghai overtook Wuhan to lead the championship group on four points.
Three internationals against Turkey, followed by the Nations League encounter against Ukraine and Switzerland, seems to have come at an inopportune moment.
"The match today I think we both play really well and a really great match. She played unbelievably good," said Zhang, who defeated Burel 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Strasbourg Open before coming to Paris.
Alkasir was also fined 10,000 U.S. dollars, it said.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
Cadiz had lost their previous 13 league visits to Athletic Bilbao.
"We grew up playing together. (Rublev) has improved a lot ... It is very important for me to take this opportunity and fight harder this time, maybe do something better, " said Tsitsipas, who has lost all the two previous encounters on the Tour with Rublev as the recent one was just eight days ago at Hamburg Open final.
Sichuan was held to six of 26 on three-pointers and out-rebounded its opponents 44-30.
The Grand Prix Final had been scheduled for December 10-13, 2020 with the World Cup Short Track a week later. Both events were postponed "in consultation with all stakeholders and considering the pandemic developments," the ISU announced in a statement on Friday, with re-scheduling possibilities under discussion.
Early indications are that Carvajal could be out of action for up to two months, which means as well as the forthcoming internationals, he will also have to sit out this weekend's La Liga trip to play Levante, and league matches against Cadiz, Huesca, Valencia and Villarreal.