China’s Wang Chuqin competes in the men’s singles final at World Table Tennis Champions (WTT) Macau in Macau on Oct. 23, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese paddlers Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha were crowned Sunday at the Macau 2022 World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions Men’s and Women’s Finals in Macau, China.
Wang, 22, beat world No. 1 Fan Zhendong to win the men’s singles title in a close match heading into game seven 11-5, 12-14, 12-10, 8-11, 11-1, 9 -11 , 11-8.
“Today’s match was really intense. I feel really lucky in Macau because I got good results here,” said Wang, who won the postponed WTT Champions Macau 2021 China Stars in January.
Sun Yingsha of China competes in the Women’s Singles Final at World Table Tennis (WTT) Macau Champions in Macau on Oct. 23, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
On the women’s side, world No. 1 Sun stayed in control throughout the final to defeat her compatriot Chen Xingtong 12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 12-10 after a five-way battle matches.
“We both played equally well today. Maybe I was a little luckier,” Sun said in a statement.
In the men’s singles semi-final on Saturday, Wang, who overtook world No. 2 Ma Long in the quarter-finals, beat Sweden’s Truls Moregard 15-13, 15-13, 12-10, 11-6 after four jaw-dropping matches, dazzling the fans. and put the crowd on their feet when he took second 15-13.
Fan’s opponent, Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-ju, managed to keep up with his pace for five games. Still, with both teams attacking aggressively, the top seed eventually secured its ticket to the final 11-1, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-6.
“At the start, I was well prepared and in control. But Lin was a really competitive player. The fierce competition reflected our real abilities from the second game on,” Fan said after the game.
The Chinese Sun won a 4-0 semi-final against France’s Yuan Jia Nan 11-7, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 to reach the women’s singles final.
“Jia Nan played very hard for every point. She always tried to find a solution even though I was in the lead. I was prepared for the difficulties of the game,” Sun said.
It is a fruitful month for the Chinese national table tennis team. Earlier in October, China defeated Japan in consecutive matches to claim their fifth straight title in the women’s team table tennis competition at the 2022 World Table Tennis Team Championships in Chengdu, Sichuan province. (southwest China).
It was also a record 22nd time for China to win the Corbillon Cup in history, media said.
Also in October, the Chinese men’s table tennis team defeated their German opponents to claim their 10th straight title in the 2022 World Table Tennis Team Championships final.