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Published: 12:15, January 16, 2023
China bags four titles at WTT Contender Durban
By Xinhua
Published:12:15, January 16, 2023 By Xinhua

Shi Xunyao (third left) and He Zhuojia (first left) of China compete during the women's doubles final against Zhang Rui and Kuai Man of China at the World Table Tennis Contender Tunis 2022 in Rades, Tunisia, Aug 6, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

JOHANNESBURG - Chinese paddlers clinched four titles at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Durban which concluded in Durban, South Africa on Sunday.

China's Qian Tianyi broke open a 1-1 tie after two sets to get past her compatriot Fan Siqi 4-1 to be crowned the women's singles champion.

Three doubles events of the tournament featured all-Chinese finals. Zhang Rui and Kuai Man beat Qian and Shi Xunyao 3-1 in the women's doubles final, while Chen Yuanyu and Lin Shidong defeated Xu Yingbin and Xu Haidong 3-1 in the men's doubles title contention.

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Lin and Kuai emerged victorious 3-1 over Xue Fei and Qian in the mixed doubles final on Saturday.

World No 7 Hugo Calderano of Brazil swept Yaroslav Zhmudenko of Ukraine 4-0 in the men's singles final.

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Chinese paddlers will head to Doha, Qatar for the WTT Contender Doha.  

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