The historic moment arrived in the second quarter when Ji made one of two free throws with 8:36 left, thus surpassing WCBA legend Miao Lijie's 7,299 career points.
"I hope more and more young people, especially girls, will fall in love with football and seek a beautiful life through me sharing my story online," Wang told Xinhua.
The Serbian was trying to come back in the third set, converting his first breakpoint after losing the previous four in the sixth game. But a deadly double-fault in the 11th gave Nadal a chance to serve for the title.
Wuhan quickly found its form beyond the arc, sinking three 3-pointers, while Henan scored its opening eight points all from the free throw line. Wuhan capped the first quarter by going up 18-15.
"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 GFA said the new season will run until July next year.
"I could not just rest on the plane as my players did, but distributed some time to analyze opponents' tactics. I was so tired then," Ji recalled.
Unlike beach football, standard beach volleyball is a sport of a team of two, without substitutions. To keep the contest fair, two teams must change court every seven minutes in the preliminary contest and every five minutes in the final because of the sunshine, wind and other weather elements, according to Liu.
The world No.53, who is also in the doubles semifinals along with Nicole Melichar, had lost just 23 games in her six matches prior to the final showdown.
Despite conceding four goals, Trencin's veteran goalie Michal Valent made a respectable 36 saves to keep his team from losing even higher. Zvolen moved up to third place, pushing Trencin down to fifth. Enditem
Marcel Hascak and Patrik Svitana led the scoreboard with two goals each, Svitana added also two assists to put a silver lining to his exceptional performance and help his team climb to the second place in the rankings.