Table tennis: Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu breeze through Poland Open first round

SINGAPORE - Feng Tianwei breezed through her opening match at the International Table Tennis Federation Poland Open, allowing her opponent fewer than 10 points over a match on Friday.

She thrashed Poland's Roksana Zalomska 11-1, 11-1, 11-5, 11-2 and will play Japan's Kato Miyu later in the day in Warsaw.

In the women's doubles, Feng partnered Lin Ye to beat Romanian pair Irina Ciobanu and Camelia Postoaca 16-14, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6.

Team-mate Yu Mengyu also got through her first-round singles match with little fuss, beating Yana Noskova of Russia 12-10, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4. Yu will play Honoka Hashimoto of Japan next.

The Singaporean also partnered Zhou Yihan in the doubles to beat French pair Stephanie Loeuillette and Marie Migot 13-11, 11-8, 11-9.

Zeng Jian won her match against Czech Renata Strbikova 11-1, 11-1, 11-8, 11-5.

Zhou, however, was stunned in her opener. The world No. 48 was beaten 14-12, 7-11, 11-7, 7-11, 13-11, 11-4 by Germany's No. 74 Kristin Silbereisen.

Lin Ye was also troubled in her match, losing narrowly to Belarussian Alexandra Privalova. The world No. 67 was beaten 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 by her world No. 113 opponent.

Despite having just competed in the Asian Olympic Qualifier event earlier this month in Hong Kong, the paddlers will not get much respite in the months ahead.

Their packed schedule in the lead-up to August's Olympic Games includes the Asian Cup in Dubai at the end of this month, before more stops in Europe and in Asia Pacific.

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