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Zhang stunned in semis

A dream men's singles final between world No.1 Ma Long and defending champion Zhang Jike won't happen as an exhausted Zhang was stunned by obscure teammate Fang Bo 4-1 in the semifinals of the table tennis world championships in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies-Global Times: 2015/5/3 23:43:23

Feng wins all-Singapore game in table tennis worlds

World No. 4 Feng Tianwei won an all-Singaporean game to reach the women's singles quarter-finals at the world table tennis championships on Friday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/5/1 11:29:38

Maharu/Kasumi win mixed doubles semifinal at table tennis championships

Kim Hyok Bong/Kim Jong(Front) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea () compete against 's Yoshimura Maharu/Ishikawa Kasumi during Mixed Doubles Semifinal at the 53rd Table Tennis World Championships in Suzhou, city of east China's Jiangsu Province, on April 30, 2015.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/5/1 11:08:46

Defending champions Ding, Zhang advance at table tennis worlds

Women's and men's singles defending champions Ding Ning and Zhang Jike both reached the fourth round after comfortable victories at the World Table Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/5/1 10:03:18

China's defending champion Zhang Jike into fourth round at table tennis worlds

China's twice defending champion Zhang Jike made short work of teammate Liang Jingkun 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-5 in the men's singles third round at the World Table Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/5/1 10:02:20

China-S. Korea pair romp into mixed doubles final

A mixed doubles pair of China's Xu Xin and South Korea's Yang Hae-un made it to the final after beating a Hong Kong duo at the world table tennis championships on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/5/1 10:01:04

Chinese stars cruise on at table tennis worlds

Men's singles world number one Ma Long from China was not really troubled in beating Frenchman Emmanuel Lebesson in five games in the second round of the World Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/30 12:43:21

China's Ding one frame from elimination at snooker worlds

China's Ding Junhui was one frame from defeat as he trailed Judd Trump 12-4 in the quarterfinal clash at the snooker World Championship after the second session at Sheffield, Britain, on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/29 10:34:59

Chinese Ding, Li eye another dream final at table tennis worlds

Despite the depth of talent in the women's singles draw, it feels somewhat inevitable that only two women have a realistic chance of taking the Qoros 2015 World Table Tennis Championships title at the Suzhou International Exhibition Center when the final is to be played out on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/28 14:01:05

Yan/Wu duo made to work in mixed doubles at table tennis worlds

Chinese pair of Yan An/Wu Yang were troubled by their opponents but still got through to the third round of the mixed doubles event at the world table tennis champiohships on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/28 10:29:46

Lee Chong Wei receives eight-month sanction

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei received an eight-month sanction for an anti-doping regulation violation, according to a news released from the official website of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/27 16:31:36

China's Lin Dan wins Asian title, looks to Rio Olympics

Lin Dan defended the men's singles title at the Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday, a boost for the Chinese superstar who is gearing up for the 2016 Rio Olympics, while Olympic champion Li Xuerui lost the women's singles final.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/26 22:52:38

Rule changes make for greater spectacle, put an early end to Liu Guoliang's career

The world table tennis ruling body has been changing rules in order to make the game a greater spectacle, but inadvertently putting an early end to a few glorious careers including Liu Guoliang's.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/26 22:17:10

Zhang Jike, Li Xiaoxia to face tough defending campaigns at table tennis worlds

Defending champions Zhang Jike and Li Xiaoxia from China will face a tough challenge at the upcoming World Table Tennis Championships which start in eastern China's Suzhou on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/26 10:07:26

Lee Chong Wei's doping hearing open in Amsterdam

The doping hearing of Malaysian former world No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei started here on Saturday before a three-member Badminton World Federation (BWF) panel.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/12 9:32:58

Chen Long beat Lin Dan as China wins 3 titles in Malaysia Open

World top ranked shuttler and top seed Chen Long of China beat compatriot and five-time world champion Lin Dan in the men's singles final here on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/4/6 10:00:14

Teams of Vietnam, DPRK enter final at int'l women's volleyball cup

Two teams from Vietnam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday beat their rivals at the semi-finals to enter the final round of the VTV-Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Cup being held in Vietnam's central Quang Tri province.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/3/29 8:57:40

Chen Long finally lives up to his name as world No. 1

World No. 1 Chen Long, who beat twice Olympic champion Lin Dan in Saturday's semifinals, fought back from one set down to beat Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen at the All England badminton championships on Sunday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2015/3/9 9:14:34