Table Tennis: Yu Mengyu upsets top seed from Japan for place in Poland Open final

 Singapore's Yu Mengyu upset Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa to reach the finals of the Poland Open on April 24, 2016.
Singapore's Yu Mengyu upset Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa to reach the finals of the Poland Open on April 24, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - National table tennis player Yu Mengyu scored an upset against Japan's world No. 4 Kasumi Ishikawa in the semi-finals of the Poland Open on Sunday, beating the tournament top seed swiftly 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8.

The win levels Yu's head-to-head record against Ishikawa, the highest-ranked non-Chinese player in the world. The Singaporean had been 7-8 before their latest encounter.

Yu, ranked No. 23 in the world, will play Japan's Miu Hirano in the final on Sunday night.

Yu's impressive run to the final had included a win over South Korea's top paddler and world No. 12 Seo Hyo Won.