"It has been a complicated year for everyone," the 33-year-old Barcelona forward told reporters. "With the national team we want to try to make people happy with this victory in a difficult situation."
The first half produced only one solid chance when Slovakia's Ondrej Duda tested visiting goalkeeper Darren Randolph in the final minute.
He also hopes that Tokyo will host the world championships again soon after the Olympic Games.
Spain kicked off their Nations League campaign with a win against Ukraine - who they play again on Tuesday - and a draw away to Germany. Luis Enrique called Switzerland a "dangerous team ... they are a brave side and they like to put you under pressure. They are strong and able to get from one area to another in very little time."
"We regret that such a decision was made, because we have to return to the competition as soon as possible, and the federations managing other sports disciplines show us that it can be done. We will do everything to prevent this lack of competing in the World Cup. All healthy speed skaters will continue training in Poland in the coming days," Niedzwiedzki was quoted as saying by the Polish Press Agency on Friday.
Beijing and Shandong opened their game without too much intensity but the former ruthlessly embarked on a 13-0 run and closed the first half with a 15-point lead.
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.
Ji, featuring in WCBA side Daqing as a coach-player, doubled up her happiness from record-breaking scoring performance on Friday with Daqing's first win during the current campaign.
"We've had a few difficult days and some players haven't been 100% but we're confident of a positive result," he said. "We have a clear way of playing and hopefully it will pay off."
"As we didn't train together for quite a long time, we still suffered some problems on both the attacking and defending ends," she noted.
The forward missed most of last season after knee surgery and although he was able to return after the break for the coronavirus, another knee injury interrupted his start to the new season.