Table tennis: Feng Tianwei takes bronze with 4-0 win at Women's World Cup in Japan

Singapore's Feng Tianwei in action at the London 2012 Olympics on Aug 1, 2012. Singapore's top paddler Feng Tianwei failed to overcome China's world No. 8 Wu Yang in the semi-finals of the table tennis Women's World Cup Monday morning in Kobe, J
Singapore's Feng Tianwei in action at the London 2012 Olympics on Aug 1, 2012. Singapore's top paddler Feng Tianwei failed to overcome China's world No. 8 Wu Yang in the semi-finals of the table tennis Women's World Cup Monday morning in Kobe, Japan. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

Feng Tianwei's strong performance at the Women's World Cup on Monday lifted her to victory over Hong Kong's Jiang Huajun, winning 11-6, 13-11, 12-10, 11-2 to clinch the bronze.

Facing an opponent with a potent backhand, the world No. 4 often tested the 14-ranked Jiang by hitting to her weaker forehand in the Kobe Central Gymnasium.

It is the second time Singapore's top paddler has finished third at the annual tournament, her last bronze medal performance from 2008.

Feng has made five semi-finals out of six attempts at the annual tournament. She lost her semi-final 1-4 to China's world No. 8 Wu Yang, a defensive specialist, earlier in the day.