Table tennis: No semi-final appearance for Feng Tianwei as she loses to unknown Chinese

Mu Zi of China serving against Feng Tianwei of Singapore at the World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Centre in Suzhou on May 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Mu Zi of China serving against Feng Tianwei of Singapore at the World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Centre in Suzhou on May 1, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP 

Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei was eliminated in the World Table Tennis Championships women's singles quarter-finals on Friday evening.

The world No. 4 lost 0-4 (5-11, 2-11, 9-11, 5-11) to China's unseeded and unranked Mu Zi in front of a vocal home crowd at the Suzhou International Expo Centre.

Mu, who defeated Japan's world No. 5 Kasumi Ishikawa in straight sets during their round of 16 clash, unsettled Feng with her offensive strategy and nimble footwork. She had Feng under control after racing to a 9-3 lead in the first game, and never looked back.

The tournament is not over yet for Feng, as she and national colleague Yu Mengyu still have the doubles semi-final on Sunday. They will play China's Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling for a spot in the final.

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