Sun Yingsha of China returns the ball to Hina Hayata of Japan (not in photograph) during the women's table tennis team title match at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Sept 26, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
HANGZHOU - China defeated Japan 3-0 to clinch its fifth consecutive women's team title in table tennis at the Hangzhou Asian Games here on Tuesday.
China swept aside Thailand 3-0 to advance into the final, while Japan triumphed 3-1 over South Korea in the other semifinal on Monday.
China raced ahead in the final as world number one Sun Yingsha beat Hina Hayata 3-1.
Olympic champion Chen Meng edged Miu Hirano 3-2 to move China further ahead, and the hosts secured the title following Wang Manyu's 3-1 victory over 15-year-old Miwa Harimoto.
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