by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Furthermore, they won in style; not one single individual match surrendered the previous day in the group stage of proceedings, it was exactly the same in the main draw.
In the penultimate round against the Serbian outfit comprising Tijana Jokic, Sabina Surjan and Andjela Menger not even one game was conceded. Tsai Yu-Chin beat Tijana Jokic (11-3, 11-5, 11-9) before Su Pei-Ling accounted for Sabina Surjan (11-6, 11-7, 11-8) and Wen Rue-Ling ended matters by beating Andjela Menger (12-10, 11-8, 11-4).
A comprehensive semi-final success; it was very much the same in the final in opposition to the Hong Kong trio comprising Chau Wing Sze, Wong Chin Yau and Lee Ka Yee.
The only difference of note was that every match was determined in four games. Tsai Yu-Chin beat Chau Wing Sze (11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 13-11), Su Pei-Ling accounted for Wong Chin Yau (7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 13-11); Wen Rue-Ling ended matters by overcoming Kee Ka Yee (11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9).
In the opposite half of the draw, Chau Wing Sze, Wong Chin Yau and Lee Ka Yee, like Su Pei-Ling, Tsai Yu-Chin and Wen Rue-Ling, had received a direct entry to the penultimate round, where the faced the combination of England’s Denise Payet, Thailand’s Jinnipa Sawettabut and Amy Wang of the United States.
Success by three matches to one was the victory margin with Jinnipa Sawettabut the one winner for the defeated; in the opening match of the fixture she beat Wong Chun Yau (11-13, 11-4, 11-5, 11-6).