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Stunning Performance, from Maharu Yoshimura Expect the Unexpected

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

Expect the unexpected, it was a phrase oft used to describe Swedenís one and only Jan-Ove Waldner, a legend in his own lifetime, who could predict what he may do next as his thought process and dexterity realised a touch of sheer genius?

In a different manner, in the modern era, the same phrase can be applied to Japanís Maharu Yoshimura; not that he may produce the sheer brilliance of the Swedish maestro but if the mind is applied, he may conjure results that make the eyes blink.....
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Jeon Jihee Strikes Gold in Southern Spain, Once Again Beats Sayaka Hirano

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

The no.13 may be considered unlucky in some parts of the world, for Koreaís Jeon Jihee at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria, on Sunday 29th March, that was not to prove the situation.

Occupying the no.13 seeded position in the tournament; she beat Japanís Sayaka Hirano, the no.3 seed, at the final hurdle of the Womenís Singles event to claim the title.....
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Seniority Prevails, He Zhiwen Partners Carlos Machado to Become Oldest Ever Winner

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

One week ago at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour German Open in Bremen, Japanís Mima Ito became the youngest player to win an ITTF World Tour title, when she beat Germanyís Petrissa Solja in the final of the Womenís Singles event.

She was 14 years and 252 days old; now one week later, on Sunday 29th March, at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria, the host nationís He Zhiwen has become the oldest player to secure an ITTF World Tour title.....
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Ai Fukuhara and Misako Wakamiya Beat Young Pretenders to Win Almeria Gold

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

Disappointment earlier in the proceedings for Ai Fukuhara and Misako Wakamiya at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour in Almeria but for the Japanese duo matters ended on high note on the afternoon of Sunday 20th March.

Both experienced somewhat unexpected defeats in the Womenís Singles event, Ai Fukuhara at the hands of compatriot Sayaka Hirano in the penultimate round, Misako Wakamiya in opposition to Monacoís Yang Xiaoxin in round two.
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Rich Vein of Form Continues, Maharu Yoshimura and Wong Chun Ting Reach Final

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

Enjoying a rich vein of form; for Japanís Maharu Yoshimura and Hong Kongís Wong Chun Ting that rich vein continued at the semi-final stage of the Menís Singles event at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria on Sunday 29th March.

Maharu Yoshimura, the no.16 seed, beat Kim Donghyun, the no.26 seed and winner one day earlier of the Under 21 Menís Singles title (11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8); to be followed by Wong Chun Ting, the no.11 seed.....
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Semi-Final Surprises, Jeon Jihee and Sayaka Hirano Upset Seeding

03/29/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

Koreaís Jeon Jihee and Japanís Sayaka Hirano emerged as the surprise winners at the semi-final stage of the Womenís Singles event at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria on the morning of Sunday 29th March.

Jeon Jihee, the one non-Japanese member of the quartet accounted for Yuka Ishigaki (11-7, 3-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6); Sayaka Hirano overcame colleague, Ai Fukuhara (11-6, 11-2, 11-5, 4-11, 11-5).....
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Kim Donghyun Repeats German Success, Reigns in Spain

03/28/2015 GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour, Spanish Open (Major),25 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015, Almeria, ESP

Winner of the Under 21 Menís Singles title one week earlier in Bremen, Koreaís Kim Donghyun repeated his success at the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open in Almeria on Saturday 28th March.

The top seed, at the final hurdle in the Mediterranean coastal resort, he accounted for Japanís Kohei Sambe, the no.4 seed (11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 11-1), having in the latter stages overcome Asuka Sakai, the no.3 seed and also from Japan in the penultimate round (11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10) and Belgiumís Florent Lambiet one round earlier (12-10, 11-8, 11-8).....
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