Tournaments

11 Oct 2019

Defeat for Dimitrij Ovtcharov; the same for colleagues Han Ying and Petrissa Solja, it was not the best of fortunes for the host nation on Thursday 10th October at the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open in Bremen.

Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska alongside Shan Xiaona very much saved the day for the home supporters.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Early farewells, the German stars were not alone; notably in the opening round of the women’s singles event, as many seeds progressed as departed.

Men’s Singles: Round One

…………Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju, the no.8 seed, was the biggest name to fall; he was beaten by Korea Republic’s Jeoung Youngsik (11-8, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7).

…………Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the no.10 seed, experienced defeat at the hands of China’s Yu Ziyang (7-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 6-11, 11-8), the 2014 World junior champion.

…………China’s Wang Chuqin maintained his outstanding run of form; the 19 year old accounted for Korea Republic’s Jang Woojin, the no.12 seed (11-8, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8).

…………Impressive, China’s Yan An beat Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting, the no.14 seed (10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 11-3).

…………The winner in 2001and 2005, Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus beat England’s Liam Pitchford, the no.16 seed (11-7, 4-11, 11-4, 8-11, 12-10, 12-14, 11-8).

…………China’s Xu Xin, the top seed, reversed the decision of earlier in the year at the Liebherr 2019 World Championships, he extracted revenge by overcoming Frenchman, Simon Gauzy (11-4, 6-11, 11-13, 11-5, 11-3).

Women’s Singles: Round One

…………China’s Wang Yidi, the winner earlier this year in Hong Kong, beat Japan’s Miu Hirano, the no.6 seed (7-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7).

…………Japan’s Miyu Kato upset the order of merit, she ousted Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching, the no.7 seed (11-5, 11-9, 2-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9).

…………Shan Xiaona gladdened the hearts of the host nation, she overcame Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem, the no.8 seed (11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8).

…………Zhang Rui added to Chinese success, she prevailed against Korea Republic’s Suh Hyowon, the no.11 seed (11-8, 7-11, 11-4, 11-1, 11-4).

…………The reigning World junior champion, China’s Qian Tanyi upset the order of merit; she eventually overcame Austria’s Sofia Polcanova, the no.12 seed (11-6, 6-11, 9-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5).

…………Russia’s Olga Vorobeva caused arguably the biggest shock of the round; she halted the aspirations of Romania’s Bernadette Szocs, the no.13 seed (11-9, 11-9, 11-9, 4-11, 13-11).

…………Korea Republic’s Jeon Jihee dented German hopes, she beat Petrissa Solja (11-1, 11-7, 10-12, 6-11, 11-7, 17-15).

…………Monaco’s Yang Xiaoxin displayed her talents against defensive play, she overcame Han Ying, the no.16 seed (8-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5, 5-11, 13-11).

…………Singapore’s Feng Tianwei reversed the decisions at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; the no.9 seed, she prevailed against India’s Manika Batra (11-9, 13-11, 11-4, 11-3).

Men’s Doubles: Round One

…………Benedikt Duda and Qiu Dang delighted the home supporters, they accounted for Hong Kong’s Ho Kwan Kit and Lam Siu Hang, the no.7 seeds (11-4, 15-13, 12-10).

Women’s Doubles: Round One

…………Chinese Taipei’s Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng Hsien-Tu upset the pecking order; they overcame the combination of Slovakia’s Barbora Balazova and the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova, the no.6 seeds (11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8).

…………Austria’s Sofia Polcanova and Bernadette Szocs were in harmony; they ousted Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem and Lee Ho Ching, the no.5 seeds (11-8, 11-7, 11-4).

Mixed Doubles: Round One

…………Disappointment for Patrick Franziska and Petrissa Solja, the no.8 seeds, they lost to Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata (8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9).

…………Wang Chuqin and Chinese national team colleague, Wang Manyu, established a quick understanding; they defeated Ho Kwan Kit and Lee Ho Ching, the no.6 seeds (11-7, 11-8, 12-10).

…………In some eyes favourites for gold but not seeded, Xu Xin and Sun Yingsha beat Austria’s Stefan Fegerl and Sofia Polcanova, the no.5 seeds (11-1, 11-2, 11-4).

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