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Table Tennis: Singapore settle for bronze after going down 0-3 to China

Published on May 4, 2014 1:32 PM
 
Feng Tianwei of Singapore returns the ball to Li Xiaoxia of China during their women's singles semi-final match of the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo on May 4, 2014. Singapore's women paddlers will settle for bronze after losing 0-3 to table tennis powerhouse China at the World Team Championships in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, May 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

Singapore's women paddlers will settle for bronze after losing 0-3 to table tennis powerhouse China at the World Team Championships in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday.

The team's top player Feng Tianwei, ranked No. 7 in the world, was the only one who managed to take a game off the Chinese. Still, she was defeated 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 to world No. 1 Li Xiaoxia.

Team-mate Yu Mengyu then lost to Ding Ning 6-11, 3-11, 6-11.

And while defensive specialist Isabelle Li showed she was not daunted by the gulf between her and world No. 5 Zhu Yuling, the Singaporean No. 159 too had no answers for the Chinese, going down 4-11, 7-11, 7-11.

 
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