Jeon is making the most of her late call-up to T2 Diamond Singapore, pulling off the upset of the tournament by ousting world number one Chen Meng. The Korean had to do it the hard way, coming from behind in three of the four sets she won. Down 4-9 in the first game and 6-9 in the second, Jeon kept plugging away and managed to win both. Chen was dominant in the next two sets but the FAST5 was always going to be unpredictable. Splitting the next two, the final shortened set saw Chen going 3-0 and 4-2 up but was unable to deliver the killer blow. Jeon came good, winning three straight points to pull off a famous win.
I didn’t expect to win this match, after all she’s the world number one and I came with the mindset to just take one game off her. I shall continue to enjoy being able to play another match at this arena and just go out and do my best.
My opponent played well. T2 Diamond has always been an unpredictable competition.
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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About International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF):
The International Table Tennis Federation is the global governing body of Table Tennis. Affiliated to six Continental and 226 National Associations, the ITTF coordinates over 100 international events per year and has long been represented at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the ITTF is fully committed to growing the sport in five key areas: Organisation & Governance, High Performance & Development, International Events, Promotion and Revenue.
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