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    Volkswagen 2011 China vs. World, Team Challenge, 24-25 June

    China displayed dominance at the Volkswagen China vs. World, Team Challenge; however, there were signs of a gradual shift in power as the women’s title for the first time in since the start of this spectacular showcase of table tennis goes to the world team.

    Men’s Challenge Match

    Representing the host nation, Ma Lin, Ma Long and Xu Xin overcame the trio of Timo Boll, Joo Se Hyuk and Jun Mizutani to win the Men’s event at the Volkswagen 2011 China Versus World Team Challenge on Saturday 25th June 2011.

    Ma Long gave the champions elect the perfect start by beating Jun Mizutani.

    Timo Boll then leveled matters by overcoming Xu Xin before China assumed control.

    However, this was the end of the World Team’s success.

    Ma Lin overpowered Joo Se Hyuk in four games before Ma Long and Xu Xin brought matters to an end in a most impressive manner. In three straight games Ma Long beat Timo Boll and Xu Xin defeated Jun Mizutani.

    Results:

    China 4 - 1 World Team

    Ma Long bt. Jun Mizutani: (3-0) 12-10, 11-9, 11-4.
    Timo Boll bt. Xu Xin: (3-2) 12-10, 4-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-3
    Ma Lin bt. Joo Se Hyk: (3-1) 11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3
    Ma Long bt. Timo Boll: (3-0) 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
    Xu Xin bt. Jun Mizutani: (3-0) 11-9, 12-10, 12-10

    Women’s Challenge Match

    Victory in the Volkswagen 2011 China versus World Team Challenge went to the trio of Feng Tianwei, Kim Kyung Ah and Tie Yana on the afternoon of Friday 24th June 2011.

    Thus for the first time in the three year history of the event, the women’s contest was not won by China.

    Two wins from Singapore’s Feng Tianwei proved the backbone of success; she beat both Feng Yalan and Guo Yan with the one further success coming from Tie Yana. In the third match of the fixture, she overcame Zhu Yuling.

    The two wins for China came in the first and last matches of the contest with Guo Yan and Feng Yalan both defeating Korea’s Kim Kyung Ah.

    Results

    World Team 3 - 2 China

    Guo Yan bt. Kim Kyung Ah: (3-0) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
    Feng Tianwei bt. Feng Yalana: (3-2) 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-7
    Tie Yana bt. Zhu Yuling: (3-1) 10-12, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8
    Feng Tiawei bt. Guo Yan: (3-2) 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9
    Feng Yalan bt. Kim Kyung Ah (3-0) 11-8, 11-2, 11-7

    Boys Challenge Match

    Wu Jiaji, 16 years old, overcame Quentin Robinot of France in the curtain raising Boys’ Singles contest at the Volkswagen 2011 China versus World Team Challenge contest in Shanghai on the afternoon of Friday 24th June 2011.

    Playing in the event for the second time, he played in 2010; Wu Jiaji recorded a straight games victory. He won 12-10, 12-10, 11-8.

    It was an impressive performance by the Chinese teenager who is very much in the mode of Wang Hao; right handed, penhold grip, consistent with his top spin play from both backhand and forehand.

    Girls Challenge Match

    Zhu Yuling, the winner of the Girls’ Singles event at the Volkswagen World Junior Championships in Bratislava in December 2010, underlined the reason why she is the proud owner of that title; on the afternoon of Saturday 25th June 2011 she underlined the reasons indelibly.

    In the Junior Girls’ contest in the Volkswagen 2011 China versus World Team Challenge, the 16 year old never gave Korea’s Yang Ha Eun, a player one year older, time to draw breath.

    The Chinese teenager gave a scintillating display to record a three straight games victory.

    She won 11-8, 11-6, 11-4; any lose return from the Korean was seized upon like a panther honing in on its prey. Zhu Yuling, at full speed, was too fast for the Korean who one week earlier in Shenzhen had won the Under 21 Women’s Singles title at the Volkswagen China Open.

    Source: ittf.com

    Posted by ttfan @ 9:24 am

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