by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
Lee Sooyeon booked her essential draw place courtesy of success towards Tiffany Ke of the United States (11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7); Zhang Wenjing overcame Korea’s Park Chaewon (11-5, Eight-11, 11-Three, 11-Eight, 11-7).
Rather extra dramatically, Kang Eunji recovered from a 3 video games to nil deficit to beat Chinese Taipei’s Lin Po-Hsuan (Eight-11, Three-11, 13-15, 11-Eight, 13-11, 11-5), while Fang Sih-Han defeated Korea’s Kim Jonghwa (11-5, 11-Four, 11-6, 11-6). At the identical time, by the very narrowest of margins, Lee Ka Yee defeated India’s Selena Selvakumar (16-18, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9).
“I was a bit too nervous when I fell behind. In the last game I was down 1-5 but I just tried not to think about the match and play like it’s just 0-0. I’m surprised and happy because my results these last two days have been much better than I expected!” Lee Ka Yee
Surprise first locations, decrease down the order it was the identical for Korea’s Kim Mingyung and Kang Dayeon because it was for China’s Zuo Yue and Yu Yifan. Likewise, opposite to predictions it was first place for Japan’s Harina Ojio and India’s Ankita Das.
Meanwhile, as standing suggested Korea’s Yoon Hyobin, Kim Danbi, and Sim Hyunju secured prime spots, a feat additionally achieved by Russia’s Elena Troshneva.
Players ending in first and second positions in every group advance the primary draw which commences on Friday 18th May.
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