SINGAPORE - Singapore pair Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu were outclassed by China's Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling in the International Table Tennis Federation Polish Open women's doubles final on Sunday.
Despite being the event's top seed, they were swept aside 9-11, 3-11 ,7-11 by the Chinese pair. The match was over in less than 20 minutes.
The manner of defeat was surprising. After all, Feng and Yu had beaten another Chinese pair, Li Xiaoxia and Liu Shiwen, 1 1-4, 9-11, 11-8, 11-3 to reach the final.
The Singaporean duo, bronze medallists from this year's World Table Tennis Championships, had started well, racing to a 7-3 lead in the first game.
But the lead vaporised quickly, as Ding and Zhu roared back to win. It set the tone for the rest of the match.