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New home for Women’s World Cup, Philadelphia bids welcome

 08/29/2016       Seamaster Women´s World Cup

Inaugurated in Hong Kong in 1996 when Deng Yaping won the Women’s Singles title beating Yang Ying in the final; now two decades later, the name at the top of the invitation list for the 2016 Women’s World Cup is a player who has emulated one of the legends of sport.

Just as Deng Yaping became Olympic champion and World champion; holding both titles at the same time, it is an achievement which Ding Ning currently possesses.

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Invitation to Umpire at the 2016 Women’s World Cup in Philadelphia

 08/16/2016      

USA Table Tennis invites six International Blue Badge Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming Women’s World Cup; the tournament will be staged in Philadelphia commencing on Friday 7th October and concluding on Sunday 9th October.

It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted.

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Invitation to Umpire at the Liebherr 2016 Men’s World Cup

 06/30/2016      

The German Table Tennis Association invites six International Umpires who have received Blue Badge status or have attended successfully an Advanced Umpires Training Course.

Staged in the Saarlandhalle in Saarbrücken, play commences on Saturday 1st October and concludes on Monday 3rd October.

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Feeling at Home, Dimitrij Ovtcharov in Saarbrücken

 06/01/2016       Men´s World Cup

Third place in the Liebherr 2015 Men’s World Cup staged in the Swedish port city of Halmstad, in the ensuing edition to be held in Saarbrücken, Germany, the host nation’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov will feel very much at home.

Play commences on Saturday 1st October and concludes on Monday 3rd October.

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Liu Shiwen Maintains Perfect Record, Wins for Fourth Time, Joins Legends

 11/01/2015       Women´s World Cup

The top seed, China’s Liu Shiwen was anointed once again the Women’s World Cup winner; she emerged successful in the Japanese city of Sendai on the afternoon of Saturday 1st November.

At the final hurdle in front of approaching 1,400 spectators in the Xebio Arena, she beat the host nation’s Kasumi Ishikawa, the no.4 seed (14-12, 11-2, 11-9, 11-2) to maintain her unbeaten record in the event.

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Favourites Prevails, Liu Shiwen and Kasumi Ishikawa Reach Final

 10/31/2015       Women´s World Cup

One day earlier shocks had abounded in the opening round and the quarter-final stage of proceedings at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in the northern Japanese city of Sendai; one day later, Sunday 1st November, at the semi-final stage, status prevailed.

China’s Liu Shiwen, the top seed, beat Germany’s Petrissa Solja, the no.12 seed (11-8, 12-10, 11-3, 11-3), before the host nation’s Kasumi Ishikawa, the no.4 seed, recovered from a two games to nil deficit to overcome Li Jiao of the Netherlands, the no.13 seed (6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 15-13, 11-5).

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Battle of Generations, Li Jiao Beats Zhu Yuling to Reach Penultimate Round

 10/31/2015       Women´s World Cup

Gold medallist earlier in the year at the European Games in Baku, Li Jiao of the Netherlands repeated the form of five months ago in June, to bring the second day of play, Saturday 31st October, at the Women’s World Cup to a quite dramatic conclusion.

The no.13 seed, she beat China’s Zhu Yuling, the no.2 seed, in six games (11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 2-11, 12-10) to win the battle of the generations; Li Jiao is now 42 years old, Zhu Yuling is 20 years of age.

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Sensation in Sendai, Petrissa Solja Escapes From Precipice

 10/31/2015       Women´s World Cup

Success in an impressive manner for Germany’s Petrissa Solja, the no.12 seed, against Singapore’s Feng Tianwei, the no.5 seed, was the biggest shock in the first round of proceedings at the Women’s World Cup in Sendai on the morning of Saturday 31st October.

Less than six hours later, the 21 year old caused an even bigger upset and stunned the 2,000 plus crowd in the Xebio Arena; she beat Ai Fukuhara, the young lady born and raised in the city in a dramatic seven games duel.

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Keeping Calm, Zhu Yuling Survives Crisis to Reach Quarter-Finals

 10/31/2015       Women´s World Cup

Last eight places booked; for China’s Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling, the respective top two seeds, it was mission accomplished on the morning of Saturday 31st October at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in the Japanese city of Sendai.

However, the destination was reached in contrasting fashion.

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