By Neha Aggarwal
26 year-old Ding Ning is the top seeded player, whilst Zhu Yuling, the 22 year-old is the third seeded.
Head to head: Ding Ning leads 4-1
- Ding Ning is Grand Slam Champion: World Champion in 2011 and 2015, Olympic Champion Champion in 2016, World Cup champion in 2011 and 14.
- Ding Ning has won 12 World Tour titles, most recently China Open 2016.
- Ding Ning is Chinese National Champion in 2010 and 2014 Asian Cup winner in Wuhan
- Zhu Yuling won the 2016 World Tour Grand Final and has won three World Tour tour titles until now.
- On day six of the Liebherr 2017 World Championshis, Zhu Yuling beat Liu Shiwen, whom she had lost against in the previous two World Championships. Comparing this to Ma Long’s losing streak against Wang Hao three times in a row. Can she take it one step further as Ma Long did in 2015?
- The two players have never played each other at a world championship in singles!
- Zhu Yuling beat Ding Ning at the 2015 China Open final.
Finals will be played at 13:30 local time.
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