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Xu Xin Seizes the Opportunity to Win Salwa Cup Kuwait Open Title

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Chinaís 20 year old Xu Xin, the man who had been given a reprieve at the quarter-final stage of the Menís Singles event, secured gold in the early evening of Saturday 27th February 2010, by emerging as the champion at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open.

Similar to compatriot Ma Long, three years earlier in Kuwait, he secured his first ever ITTF Pro Tour Menís Singles crown, saving match points in the sixth and seventh games to reserve the top step of the medal podium.

At the final hurdle Xu Xin beat Chinese National Team colleague Ma Lin by the margin of 10-12, 11-8, 10-12, 13-11, 5-11, 13-11, 12-10.
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Take Your Breath Away, Liu Shiwen Wins Scintillating Final in Kuwait

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Chinaís 18 year old Liu Shiwen secured the fourth Womenís Singles title of her career on the ITTF Pro Tour when she beat Japanís 21 year old Ai Fukuhara in a spell binding final at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open on Saturday 27th February 2010.

A contest played at a breathtaking speed, produced rallies of the highest calibre, the speed of the exchanges breathtaking.

There were two winners Liu Shiwen and table tennis.

Seeded no.1, Liu Shiwen overcame the no.16 seed: 11-7, 20-18, 6-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-13, 11-3.
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Ma Long and Zhang Jike Secure First ITTF Pro Tour Crown in Harness

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Ma Long and Zhang Jike won their first ever ITTF Pro Tour Menís Doubles title as a partnership when they succeeded at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open on Saturday 27th February 2010.

In a duel that ebbed and flowed, they secured victory in six games.

Gradually as the match progressed they were able to seize control and assert their authority on matters.

Seeded no.3, they beat the pair seeded two places below Ma Long and Zhang Jike won 3-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9.....
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Guo Yan and Guo Yue in Harmony at Salwa Cup Kuwait Open

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Guo Yan and Guo Yue, the no.5 seeds, clinched the Womenís Doubles crown at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open on the afternoon of Saturday 27th February 2010 beating compatriots and third seeds, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen at the final hurdle.

The more experienced partnership and combining in unison they secured victory in six games.

Showing great understanding to emerge victorious by the margin of 11-9, 19-17, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 16-14.....
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The Voice of Experience Ma Lin Beats Zhang Jike in Kuwait Semi-Finals

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Experience counted in the second semi-final of the Menís Singles event at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open on Saturday 27th February 2010 with Ma Lin overcoming 22 year old Zhang Jike in five games to book his place at the top table.

Winner of the Menís World Cup title a record eight times, Ma Lin used his great skills to good effect to beat Zhang Jike, a player eight years his junior; the master of service and receive was the master in the penultimate round clash.

Ma Lin won 12-10, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5.....
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Xu Xin Makes Most of Lifeline to End Reign of Defending Champion

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Xu Xin, who had suffered an initial four games to nil defeat at the hands of colleague Wang Liqin at the quarter-final stage of the Menís Singles event at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open but then was re-instated when his victorís racket failed the solvent test, made the most of his lifeline on the morning of Saturday 27th February 2010.

In an action packed Menís Singles semi-final encounter he beat Chinese National Team colleague, Ma Long, the no.1 seed, in seven games.

Seeded no.9, Xu Xin won 14-16, 2-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-9, 12-14, 11-8.....
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Amazing Run Continues as Guo Yan is Next to Fall at Japanese Hands

2/27/2010 2010 Kuwait Open - ITTF Pro Tour,23 Feb 2010 - 27 Feb 2010, Kuwait City, KUW

Japanís Ai Fukuhara continued her amazing run of success at the Salwa Cup Kuwait Open Saturday 27th February 2010 by beating Chinaís Guo Yan, the no.3 seed, at the semi-final stage of the Womenís Singles event.

One day earlier she had caused a sensation by overcoming Guo Yanís compatriot, Guo Yue, the no.2 seed, before beating Singaporeís Wang Yue Gu, the no.9 seed, in the quarter-finals.

On the final day of play that form continued; seeded no.16, Ai Fukuhara beat Guo Yan 12-10, 9-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11.....
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