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China wins women's team crown in 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championships

(Xinhua)    13:20, September 18, 2019

Team China poses for photo during the awarding ceremony after the women's teams final match between China and Japan at the 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China beat Japan 3-0 to take the women's team title at the Asian Table Tennis Championships here Tuesday evening.

Liu Shiwen and Chen Meng dominated over their Japanese rivals with identical score 3-0 while Sun Yingsha outclassed her opponent 3-1 to seal the victory for China.

In the opening match, Liu scored 13-11, 11-4 and 11-3 over Miu Hirano who only managed a tough resistance in the first game that lasted for 17 minutes.

Then came Chen Meng who downed Kasumi Ishikawa 11-9, 12-10 and 11-1.

Sun Yingsha conceded one game before beating Hitomi Sato 11-6, 11-8, 8-11 and 11-3 to wrap up the victory for China.

"We must do our best to keep our glory since our opponents in Asia are getting stronger, and they push us to be stronger," Cheng said.

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