Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Sun Bei Bei Relentless as she Wins her first Women’s Singles ITTF Pro Tour Crown

Top seed Sun Bei Bei won the Women’s Singles title at the Indian Open in New Delhi on Sunday 11th February 2007 beating the host nation’s leading female player in the final, Poulomi Ghatak.

The fast close to the table attacking style of play adopted by the Singapore player dominated matters from start to finish. She won in straight games 11-8, 11-2, 11-8, 11-3.

It was the first time that the two players had met in a World Ranking event.
Sun Bei Bei senses victory in the Women's Singles final in New Delhi
Best Performance
Disappointment for Poulomi Ghatak but it was her best ever performance on the ITTF Pro Tour and arguably her best ever effort in an international event.

She has been a regular member of the national team having represented India consistently throughout the past decade at World Championships. She made her debut in 1997 in Manchester and was present in 1999 in Eindhoven, in 2000 in Kuala Lumpur whilst also being on duty in Doha in 2004 and in Bremen in 2006.

The best performance in Women’s Singles events came in 1007 in Manchester when she qualified for the main draw.

Olympic Games
Meanwhile, she qualified for the Women’s Singles event at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and was a quarter-finalist in the Women’s Singles competition at the Commonwealth Championships in 2004.

However, against Sun Bei Bei life was tough. The young lady from Singapore attacked quickly from both wings and never allowed the Indian star to settle.

A vital member of the Singapore team that gained silver in the Women’s Team event at the Asian Games in Doha in December 2006, Sun Bei Bei was relentless.

Goal Achieved
She had her eyes focused clearly on gold and she never wavered from her avowed goal; she was the dominant player throughout the whole of the Women’s Singles event and gained the somewhat rare distinction of winning with the loss of a single game at any stage of the event.

In New Delhi Sun Bei Bei won, she won in style and she won her first ever Women’s Singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour.

Date Title
2/11/2007 Titles for Singapore
2/11/2007 Dhan Raj Choudhary in Positive Mood and Ready for India to Move Forward
2/11/2007 Gao Ning Justifies his Number One Seeded Position to be Crowned Champion in New Delhi
2/11/2007 Sun Bei Bei Relentless as she Wins her first Women’s Singles ITTF Pro Tour Crown
2/11/2007 Singapore Pairings Win both Doubles Titles at the Indian Open in New Delhi
2/11/2007 Gao Ning and Sharath Kamal Succeed at Penultimate Stage in New Delhi
2/11/2007 Top Seed Through to Women’s Singles Final in Impressive Style
2/11/2007 Live Scoring at Indian Open, Play Resumed
2/10/2007 Indian Stars Steal Show in New Delhi
2/10/2007 Commonwealth Champion Ends Hopes of the Number Two Seed in New Delhi
2/10/2007 Poulomi Ghatak Hits Top Form to Keep Host Nation’s Hopes Very Much Alive
2/10/2007 Under 21 Men’s and Women’s Singles Titles both Captured by Singapore
2/9/2007 Subhajit Saha Halts Progress of Number Three Seed at Indian Open in New Delhi
2/9/2007 Singapore’s Leading Players Show their Class as Indians Find Life Testing in New Delhi
2/9/2007 Amal Raj Keeps his Nerve to Record his Best Ever Performance on the ITTF Pro Tour
2/9/2007 Below his Best but Roko Tosic Progresses to the Second Round in New Delhi
2/8/2007 Host Nation’s Female Players Well Represented in Main Draw in New Delhi
2/8/2007 Tough Opening Round Adversaries Face Home Based Players at Indian Open
2/8/2007 Shamini Kumaresan Realises Potential Shown on the ITTF World Junior Circuit
2/7/2007 Singapore Favourites for Titles
2/7/2007 Singapore Stars Occupy Top Seeded Positions at the Indian Open in New Delhi
2/7/2007 Only_Chinese
1/10/2007 Extension of Deadline for New Delhi
12/27/2006 Deadlines for Entries in INDIA
12/27/2006 Online entries in India
11/30/2006 New features in the Pro Tour 2007