Now, the most important goal in her life is to continue to promote Tai Chi culture. "As a martial artist, it is my duty to promote Chinese martial arts and Chinese culture."
Despite a big win, Sichuan coach Pan Wei said her team didn't play to what had been anticipated before the match.
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
"I didn't drink sodas for four or five years. I know if something is good for me, I will do it, otherwise, I won't."
The duo has never faced each other on the Tour level but had an encounter in junior competitions - with Swiatek knocking out the American to reach the quarterfinals of the 2016 girl's singles tournament also at Roland Garros.
"We improved our ball movement with the match going deep. Players had expected to win this match through an easy route. After halftime adjustment, we had a different look in the second half," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
"Now is an opportune time for me to cement my place. I always say that it's important to feel the responsibility of playing for the national team but that shouldn't be overshadowed by pride. Otherwise the burden can become too much.
Oyarzabal had a chance to double Spain's lead early in the second half, but volleyed wide when maybe he should have hit the target and shortly afterwards Luis Enrique made a double chance with Adama Traore and Sergio Canales replaced Dani Olmo and Ansu Fati.
The marathon is a two-day-event, with smaller distances reserved for Saturday, while the 42-km long main race started on Sunday at 9am local time.
The five-time world champions travelled to Peru with a full squad on Monday, having reported no positive coronavirus cases during mandatory daily tests.
Kvitova arrived for the match against the world No. 66 Siegemund as statistically the best server of this year's French Open remaining women's players, both in terms of ace struck and percentage of service games won.