Osasuna got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win at home over Celta Vigo, thanks to a 23rd-minute goal from Facundo Roncaglia, who fired home from outside of the Celta penalty area, before crossing for Jonathan Calleri to head home the second for the Pamplona-based outfit 14 minutes from time.
Shandong began to lose momentum after the interval, and Inner Mongolia scored many fast break points on turnovers. With a 30-point margin in hand before the last 10 minutes, Inner Mongolia met little challenge thereafter.
Farias will be without key names from Bolivar and Jorge Wilstermann after officials from both clubs asked that their players be released from national duty to concentrate on the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition.
Her former teammate in Beijing, Shi Xiufeng, showed an eagerness to return to court.
Real Betis won 2-0 away at Valencia. Sergio Canales celebrated his return to the Spanish national team squad by opening the scoring following magnificent control and shot in the 19th minute and Cristian Tello scored Betis' second of the game with 16 minutes remaining. Enditem
Their Canadian forward Christophe Lalancette completed his hat-trick in the final stretch to guide his team to a respected victory and the first place in the rankings, 4-5.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinian women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. ■
Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin hobbled off the court, seemingly through a strain, just one minute into the second half. Without one of its main scorers, Shanghai could not catch up on the offensive end as Xinjiang pulled away through backcourt combo Wang Siyu and Wang Lili's efforts.
Li Xiu led Wuhan with 14 points, but no other player scored in double figures. Wuhan was held to 3 of 26 shots beyond the arc.
Dilana took center stage early on by scoring seven points in a row, while Yang Shuyu provided much-needed help beyond the arc. The duo combined for 17 points in the first quarter to propel Dongguan to a 22-13 advantage.