Both sides have won their past two matches, and were eager to continue the run of good form. Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon caught a long pass from Zhang Chong and made a quick shot in the 23rd minute, helping Dalian take the lead for the first half.
She will take on 15th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece in the last 16, who stunned Williams at last month's Western & Southern Open.
"It's not every day you lead the Tour de France so I'm not going to throw it away, I want to keep it for as long as possible."
He earned icon status among River fans after scoring the decisive goal in his team's extra-time victory over rivals Boca Juniors in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final.
"This is crazy. It was already something unbelievable to win a stage on my first participation to the Giro d'Italia last year and now it's the same at the Tour de France," said the AG2R rider after the victory.
This February, Rojas set a world indoor record of 15.43m in Madrid, beating the previous mark of 15.36m held by Russia's Tatiana Lebedeva. Enditem
Before the half break, Zhang enlarged made it two for Beijing from a powerful shot after beating Wuhan's offside trap. He could have netted the third during the first half, but his shot was denied by the post.
The 33-year-old confirmed his U-turn in an interview with Goal.com, which comes 11 days after he rocked the footballing world by informing Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club he first joined 20 years ago.
The home team had a great chance to even things up in the 30th minute when Eli Dasa's ball found an unmarked Eran Zahavi whose shot went wide of goal.
In other matches on Friday, Tijuana secured a 2-1 home win over Monterrey and Santos Laguna drew 1-1 at Juarez. Enditem
Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.