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Singapore reaches women’s table tennis team final at Commonwealth Games after beating Australia

Singapore reaches women’s table tennis team final at Commonwealth Games after beating Australia
Singapore's Zeng Jian serves during the women's table tennis team semi-final match between Singapore and Australia at The NEC on day three of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, on Jul 31, 2022. (Photo: Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)

SINGAPORE: The Singapore women’s table tennis team will play against Malaysia for the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after a 3-0 victory over Australia in the semi-finals on Sunday (Jul 31).

At The NEC in Birmingham, England, Zhou Jingyi and Zeng Jian got Singapore off to a solid start with a 3-1 win against Jee Minhyung and Lay Jian Fang in the doubles, beating them 11-3, 13-11, 10-12 and 11-4.

World No 16 Feng Tianwei then beat Liu Yangzi 3-1 to extend Singapore's lead. She claimed the first game 14-12 before Liu fought back in the second to level the score. However, Feng clinched the third and fourth games - both by 11-5 - to seal victory.

Zeng then saw off the opponents by beating her Australian rival Lay 3-0, with scores of 11-5, 12-10 and 11-8.

The result pits Singapore, who finished runners-up at the last Commonwealth Games, against Malaysia in today's final. The Malaysians beat Wales 3-2 in the semi-finals.

Also on Sunday, the Singapore men’s team beat Canada 3-0 in the quarter-finals to move into the last four, where they will face off with England today.

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Source: CNA/ec(gr)

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