A match played at a frenetic pace with Sun Yingsha following up her doubles partner Wang Manyu’s 4-0 win with a similar victory over Chen Szu-Yu. The match featured plenty of high-speed rallies with Chen determined to keep pace with Sun but the Chinese player proved just a fraction quicker and far more accurate. Even when she was 1-3 behind early in the second game, Sun won seven straight points to establish her dominance. Victory was achieved within the 24-minute mark, which is unusual for this format.
I didn’t get into rhythm quickly enough and my opponent was simply too quick.
Having played in T2 before, I really looked forward to coming back as I enjoy this format of competition. I’ve played Szu Yu before and she’s a very strong player so I made full preparation to meet her. This win will help me get into form for the coming matches.
About International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF):
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About T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond):
T2 Diamond Table Tennis League is the most prestigious series of annual professional events organised in collaboration with the International Table Tennis Federation. T2 Diamond 2019 will feature 32 of the world’s best men’s and women’s players competing across three tournaments for a combined prize purse of USD 1.5 million, and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification. The revolutionary league employs a unique competition format and various other innovations that catapult table tennis into a truly entertaining spectator sport, whilst providing players with the ultimate environment in which to compete and excel.
Headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Shanghai, Tokyo and Chicago, T2 Diamond is committed to unlocking the true commercial potential of table tennis by expanding its appeal through its high quality, immersive content and venue experience.
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