Guoan broke the deadlock in the 30th minute as the ball fell for Zhang Yuning after a series of ricochets, who turned around and finished with a low-strike.
The lower league side had the worst possible start on home soil as Maximilian Sauer's handball allowed Jadon Sancho to break the deadlock from the spot with just 14 minutes played.
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.
Her teammate Lu Guangzu went down to Huang Yuxiang 12-10, 10-12, 11-6, 15-14 in a tight men's singles game, while Zheng Siwei/Wang Yilv defeated Zhou Haodong/Wang Chang 11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 15-13 later in the men's doubles to help Qingdao take the lead 2-1.
The ace claimed six ranking titles last season but failed to defend his world championship title in the season-ending tournament.
Xiamen Tefang cruised past Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to move up to fourth, leaving its opponent at the bottom with no wins this season, while fifth-placed Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Anhui Souyu 5-0.
In other matches on Sunday, Atletico Goianiense won 1-0 at Bahia, Atletico Mineiro secured a 2-1 home win against Bragantino and Fortaleza drew 1-1 at Gremio. Enditem
Sunday kicked off with Christian Tello's 94th minute goal giving Manuel Pellegrini a win in his debut as Betis coach and to ensure Pablo Machin begins his spell in charge at Alaves with a defeat.
3. Important to start well for Eibar and Celta
"WTT Macao will be a table tennis show like no other before it. After months of waiting to see what this is all about, the time has come to raise the curtain for our first ever exhibition of World Table Tennis," Steve Dainton, WTT Director and ITTF CEO, declared.
On September 13, the team from Shaanxi will start its season campaign, facing Jiangxi. Enditem