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Timo Boll and Wang Yue Gu Win the 2010 China vs World

July 4, 2010
Ian Marshall, ITTF Press Release


Germanyís Timo Boll and Singaporeís Wang Yue Gu won the respective Menís and Womenís Singles titles at the Japan Open, which concluded in Kobe on Sunday 4th July 2010.

Both exerted their authority on proceedings.

Seeded no.1, Timo Boll beat Koreaís Joo Se Hyuk, the no.3 seed, at the semi-final stage before overcoming the host nationís second seeded, Jun Mizutani in the final.

It was the 23rd appearance for Timo Boll in an ITTF Pro Tour Menís Singles final and he maintained his quite incredible conversion rate. He has now won on 19 occasions since first appearing in the gold medal contest in Brazil in 2001.

Success for the more experienced player and that was the scenario in the Womenís Singles event.

Wang Yue Gu, now 30 years old, beat 15 year old Zhu Yuling of China to clinch the top prize in the Womenís Singles event; seeded no.3, Wang Yue Gu defeated top seed, Koreaís Kim Kyung Ah in the semi-finals before overcoming Zhu Yuling.

Winner of the Girlsí Singles title at the ITTF Junior Circuit tournament in Chengdu, China in June; it was Zhu Yulingís first ever ITTF Pro Tour appearance; whilst for Wang Yue Gu it was her fourth ITTF Pro Tour career Womenís Singles title in seven finals.

Success for visitors to Japanese shores and there was success for the host nation, both Menís and Womenís Doubles crowns finished in Japanese hands.

Kenta Matsudaira and Koki Niwa won the Menís Doubles title beating the more experienced Hong Kong partnership of Jiang Tianyi and Leung Chu Yan at the final hurdle, to follow the example set by Yuka Ishigaki and Yuri Yamanashi.

One contest earlier to start the finalsí programme, they had beaten Chinese Taipeiís Cheng I-Ching and Huang Yi-Hua to secure gold.

It was for all four Japanese players their first ever ITTF Pro Tour doubles titles.

Menís Singles final

Timo Boll (GER) defated Jun Mizutani (JPN) 11-2,12-14, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-4

Womenís Singles final

Wang Yue Gu (SIN) defeated Zhu Yuting (CHN) 11-7, 17-15, 11-6, 11-1

Menís Doubles final

Kenta Matsudaira/Koki Niwa (JPN) defeated Jiang Tianyi/Leung Chu Yan (HKG) 6-11, 11-5, 7-11, 13-11,11-4, 14-16, 11-1

Womenís Doubles final

Yuka Ishigaki/Yuri Yamanashi (JPN) defeated Cheng I-Ching/Huang Yi-Hua (TPE) 11-9, 11-13, 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3


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    September 1, 2010 (1:58 AM)    |    Like (3)

    great work timo i like your capability

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    blah blah :)

    March 2, 2011 (11:29 AM)    |    Like (1)

    thanx for ur info ;) :)

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    May 21, 2011 (4:29 AM)    |    Like (2)

    good job timo

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    September 19, 2011 (9:09 PM)    |    Like (1)

    good game

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