"It was full gas all the way today, from start to finish there were anxious moments," said Yates.
The 2020 Women's World Cup is scheduled from November 8 to November 10.
Xie and her teammates want to enroll at universities on football scholarships.
Williams will take on Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, who overcame Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in another round of 16 match.
"These agents contacted the parents of young players to entice them with seemingly good plans and high compensations, but they seldom fulfill their promises," Liu Baoyu, vice principal of Shandong Luneng football school said.
Elsewhere, Belgium's Elise Mertens upset second seed Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-3, 6-3 to also make the last eight.
Belarus's Victoria Azarenka advanced into the quarterfinals after rallying past Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
In Group B2's other match, Scotland won 2-1 against the Czech Republic, who had had to call up an entirely new squad for the match owing to COVID-19 quarantine regulations.
Chen Pu (R) of Shijiazhuang Ever Bright celebrates with his teammate Matheus Nascimento after scoring a goal during the 9th round match between Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)
"Since 2010, I have never gone without competing for such a long time, so this represents a precious chance," said the 2016 world champion. "It's important to recover my form step by step."
In the last season, Chang'an Athletic's former striker Taty Maritu Oscar won the top scorer award of China League One. While, Onuegbu said it would not put him under too much pressure.