"If I gave up at first, I would not have got the chance at a later stage," she pointed out.
The 18-year-old Chang defeated Irish teenager Aaron Hill 4-2 in the first round.
Muriel made it 3-0 by thumping a shot past goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez after taking possession in his own half and leaving Venezuela's defense in his wake with a rapid counterattack.
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
Xu Nairui finished with 14 points as the only player who managed double digits for Daqing.
"I also had a lot of days in my recovery when I wondered how I was going to play football again, but there were also good days that I'll never forget, such as starting to walk and it not hurting and then being able to run and in my first game back I scored after just 25 seconds."
"I've reached a level of maturity that has allowed me to be a part of the national team," he said. "It's a position in which we've always had players with a lot of quality that have created history.
"I am taking it year by year and we have just started a new season: I hope I can last a long time in the national team," he commented.
Mick called it the most giant step in his career so far.
"James played well and he's going to keep improving," the Portuguese said. "He was trying to get his goal today, but with 15 minutes left it seemed important to me to give him a rest.
Nitra is the new leader of the rankings; its third win out of three came after a solid performance in the first two periods on Detva's ice.