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Olympics: Feng Tianwei battles through to table-tennis quarters

Published on Jul 30, 2012 11:30 PM
 
Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei (right) has booked a place in the quarter-finals of the table tennis women's singles, after battling past Germany's world No. 16 Wu Jiaduo (foreground). -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGARAN

LONDON: Singapore paddler Feng Tianwei has booked a place in the quarter-finals of the table tennis women's singles, after battling past Germany's world No. 16 Wu Jiaduo 11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6 in the fourth round on Monday afternoon.

Feng, ranked eighth in the world, has targeted a medal in the individual event.

She will meet either Spain's Shen Yanfei or South Korea's Kim Kyung Ah in the next round.

Both are tricky opponents she has fallen to before - Shen stood between Feng and a world No. 1 ranking last year while the Singaporean is known to be weaker against defensive players like Kim.