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TABLE TENNIS: Taiwanese enjoy mixed fortunes in table tennis

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Taiwan’s Pan Li-chun plays Turkey’s Melek Hu during their women’s table tennis singles first round match in Beijing yesterday.

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Taiwan’s Huang I-hwa reached the second round of the women’s singles with a four sets to one victory over Andrea Bakula of Croatia yesterday.

However compatriot Pan Li-chun went down 11-9, 9-11, 4-11, 8-11, 6-11 to Melek Hu of Turkey.

The 24-year-old Huang beat Bakula 11-9, 11-6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9 to set up a clash with Ni Xia Lian of Luxembourg.

The 45-year-old Shanghai-born Ni is not lacking in experience having competed in the World Championships as long ago as 1983.

Other selected women’s singles first round results yesterday:

• Yi Fang Xian (France) beat Jie Xu of Poland 11-6, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-7

• Eva Odorova (Slovakia) beat Petra Lovas (Hungary) 11-9, 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 8-11, 12-10

• Dana Hadacova (Czech Republic) beat Veronika Pavlovich (Belarus) 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9 11-6

• Sandra Paovic (Croatia) beat Jian Fang Lay (Australia) 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 12-14, 11-4, 11-9

• Wenling Tan Monfardini (Italy) beat Tetyana Sorochinskaya (Ukraine) 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4

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