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Showcase Shenzhen: Main Draw - Day 1

Thursday 30 May

SEAMASTER 2019 ITTF WORLD TOUR PLATINUM CHINA OPEN

Thursday 30th May

 

Men’s Singles

…………Ma Long, the no.11 seed, opened his account by beating Japan’s Mizuki Oikawa (11-6, 11-5, 5-11, 11-5, 11-5).

………… China’s Yu Ziyang, defeated the no.16 seed,Mattias Falck, (8-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5).

…………China’s Fan Zhendong, the top seed, made a most imposing start; he overcame India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7).

………… Korea Republic’s Lee Sangsu and Jang Woojin has lost to the Frenchman Simon Gauzy & Slovakia’s Lubomir Pistej in the opening round

 

Women’s Singles

…………Wang Manyu stated her case, the no.4 seed, in the opening round she beat Russia’s Polina Mikhailova (11-9, 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7).

…………China’s Ding Ning, the top seed, made an emphatic start; she accounted for Japan’s Miyuu Kihara (11-8, 11-3, 11-9, 8-11, 16-14).

…………Crowned world champion just over one month ago, China’s Liu Shiwen, the no.5 seed, started her quest for honours by overcoming colleague Gu Yuting (7-11m 11-7, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4).

…………The no.12 seed, Japan’s Hitomi Sato suffered a revenge from Austria’s Sofia Polcanova in the opening round in seven games (11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8). Sato has beaten Sofia two years ago in China Open.

…………Chinese Taipei’s Chen Szu-Yu caused the biggest upset of the round, she accounted for Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem, the no.11 seed (11-5, 11-4, 11-7, 11-13, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8).

Men’s Doubles

…………Korea Republic’s Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu opened their account in style; the beat Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia and João Monteiro, bronze medallists at the recent Liebherr 2019 World Championships (11-8, 11-3, 11-2).

…………Sweden’s Kristian Karlsson and Jon Persson caused a major opening round upset; they beat China’s Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan, the no.7 seeds and bronze medallists at the recent Liebherr 2019 World Championships (12-10, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5).

…………Germany’s Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska upset the seeding; they overcame Chinese Taipei’s Lia Cheng-Ting and Lin Yun-Ju, the no.2 seeds (10-12, 8-11, 11-3, 11-1, 11-6).

Women’s Doubles

…………Japanese teenagers Miyuu Kihara and Miyu Nagasaki caused a major opening round upset; the beat the no.2 seeds, the combination of Slovakia’s Barbora Balazova and the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova (12-10, 11-8, 12-10).

…………Honami Nakamori and Satsuki Odo excelled; the Japanese duo overcame Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem and Ng Wing Nam, the no.3 seeds, in the closest match of the whole tournament to date (10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 17-15).

…………The host nation’s Wang Manyu and Zhu Yuling, the top seeds, imposed their authority in the opening round. They ended the hopes of Austria’s Karoline Mischek and Amelie Solja (13-11, 11-6, 11-6).

Mixed Doubles

…………A new pairing, Japan’s Koki Niwa and Mima Ito upset the seeding in the opening round. They beat Slovakia’s Lubomir Pistej and Barbora Balazova (11-6, 7-11, 13-11, 13-11).

…………DPR Korea’s Ham Yu Song and Cha Hyo Sim caused a major upset; they accounted for Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit and Lee Ho Ching, the no.3 seeds (10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-1).

…………Top seeds, Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting and Doo Hoi Kem made a successful start. They beat Laurens Tromer and Britt Eerland of the Netherlands (11-9, 11-5, 11-7).

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