A 27-11 lead after the first quarter, including a 24-0 dominance from tip-off, decided Shandong as the eventual winner.
The former world No. 1 is to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
The defender was then shown a direct red card in the 67th minute for bringing down Luka Jovic, when the striker looked to be through on goal to leave Betis with 10 men.
Both Suning and Shandong Luneng had already guaranteed two positions for the racing championship. Because Luneng was held by Guangzhou R&F to 0-0, Suning is two points ahead of Luneng and finished with the second in Dalian Division.
Striker Bi Jinhao scored a brace in the first half to seal the win for the Shanghai side in the last round of the first CSL phase.
"We are a team under construction and we didn't have time to try more solutions in the pre-season, so let's try to find them in these first few games," he added.
While Baum is regarded as a pragmatic coach, Schalke has made a brilliant move by installing Naldo. It will please its demanding fans.
Schalke needs new confidence, he added, saying that Naldo might not only have spoken about the club's squad. Enditem
Striker Issa Alekasir's header in the 88th minute found the back of net and sent the Reds to the competition's next round.
"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros winner.
The last eight will fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie with the winners of the second-tier league. Enditem