Most Valuable Player in the regular season, finals and All-stars, Ji almost claimed every individual honor, but on the collective level, she dreamed of winning the championship.
"What I can do this year is to keep a good mood. I will try to adjust myself to reach a peak state during the Olympics next year," she added.
Firmino doubled the hosts' lead by sliding home from close range after being fed by Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi.
The Real Madrid player heaped praise on Peru, who he said would test the five-time world champions, despite the absence of their captain and all-time leading scorer Paolo Guerrero because of a knee injury.
Qi Site led Beijing with 18 points. Tang Yu recorded a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards. Shi Xiufeng and Qi Yu bagged 14 and 13 respectively.
Barca coach Ronald Koeman made no secret of his wish to see the 19-year-old return to the Camp Nou, but Barcelona were unable to close a deal before the transfer window closed on Monday night.
In games in the Chengdu division, Beijing Renhe scored three goals in first 15 minutes, beating Beijing BSU 3-2. Renhe climbed the rankings to second place. Chengdu Better City led the rankings with four more points than Renhe.
With the younger generation unable to fill the void after several key players left, Heilongjiang didn't get desirable results over the ensuing two seasons.
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
"That's what I try to do here also in the national team: to push my intensity to the limit to achieve big things," the former Liverpool player said.
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.