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Second seed Liang Jingkun ousted in WTT Champions quarters

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-07-22 10:52
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BUDAPEST - Second seed Liang Jingkun of China lost 3-2 to Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions held here on Thursday.

After losing the first two games 11-7, 11-6, Liang Jingkun leveled the score winning 14-12 and 11-1. Unfortunately, Liang lost the decisive fifth game 13-11 to miss the semifinals.

Fellow Chinese player Lin Gaoyuan beat Japan's Yukiya Uda 3-0 to earn a ticket to the semifinals, while the other two semifinalists are Patrick Franzisca of Germany and Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan.

In women's singles, Chen Meng, Wang Manyu and Wang Yidi's opponents were all Japanese players. Chen defeated Hina Hayata 3-2 after five hard games, while Wang Manyu eliminated Mima Ito 3-0, and Wang Yidi narrowly defeated Miyuu Kihara 3-2. In addition, Sun Yingsha defeated Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong, China 3-1.

The WTT Champions semifinals will be held here on Friday.

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