Olympics: Singapore women's table tennis team through to semi-finals
LONDON - The Singapore women's table tennis team have a date with arch-rivals Japan in the Olympics semi-finals on Monday morning (Singapore time).
The Republic completed a 3-0 win over North Korea on Sunday, with Wang Yuegu kicking off the tie with a 3-1 success over defensive player Ri Myong Sun.
Feng Tianwei, the women's singles' bronze-medallist, then beat Kim Yong 3-1.
Li Jiawei and Wang wrapped up the tie after overpowering Kim and Ri Mi Gyong 3-1 in the doubles.
Japan are the 2nd seeds for the Olympics, while Singapore - the 2008 silver-medallists - are seeded 3rd. The winner of the semi-final is guaranteed at least at a silver medal.
"Matches against Japan have always been very close," said Singapore's deputy women's head coach Jing Junhong. "It will be 50-50."
China will contest the other semi-final against South Korea.