The previous best for the No.7 seed in Paris was the semifinals in 2012 when she lost to eventual champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-3.
The Rams, as the champions of the previous three seasons are nicknamed, started off well and dominated 4-1 after the first half of the game, led by the Canadian forward Matthew Mistele's two goals, but the visitors from Michalovce produced a miraculous comeback by scoring four in a row.
Universidad Catolica midfielder Jose Carabali also earned his first national call-up for the matches in Buenos Aires on October 8 and Quito five days later.
Mikel Oyarzabal's penalty after a slightly harsh handball decision opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Real Sociedad had the game completely under control before goals from Mikel Merino and Portu in the 78th and 81st minutes assured the three points.
Yang, Li Yueru and Li Yuan combined for 12 points, while Guo Zixuan made Hebei's only basket during the span.
"We contained their three-pointer shooting quite well," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen reflected.
In the women's 200m sprint, Britain's Awuah, who finished fourth at the Doha Diamond meet last week, clocked 23:05 for her new personal best to beat Hemida Bassant of Egypt, who dipped 23.13 in second place. Zimbabwe's Roda Njobvu was third in 23:18.
American Sara Hall, who sprinted to surpass world champion Ruth Chepngetich in the last meters, finished second in 2:22:01. Chepngetich from Kenya completed the race four seconds later.
Palmeiras has not lost since a 1-0 defeat to Corinthians in the Sao Paulo state championship on July 22.
Villarreal travels after an easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves and with strikers Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno both in excellent form after netting six goals between them in Villarreal's first four games of the season.
Schwartzman stunned Nadal 6-2, 7-5 two weeks ago in the Italian capital.