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The Chinese women's team swept the host 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals of the World Table Tennis Championships

The Chinese women's team swept the host 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals of the World Table Tennis Championships

On February 22, the 2024 ITTF Busan World Table Tennis Championships team competition entered the 1/4 finals. The Chinese women's team faced the host South Korean women's team. As a result, the Chinese team did not give the host "face", and the operation was as fierce as a tiger, and it won 3-0 directly, and did not lose a game in the three sets.

The Chinese women's team swept the host 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals of the World Table Tennis Championships

The three-member roster of the Chinese team is a "bright card": according to the world ranking, the world's No. 1 Sun Yingsha, the world's No. 2 Wang Yidi, and the world's No. 3 Chen Meng. The South Korean team also continued the lineup of the previous game: Shin Yubin, Tian Zhixi, and Li Shiwen. When Shen Yubin faced the Brazilian team in the last round, he lost 2-3 to Takahashi Bruner, and his state was average. Tian Zhixi once won against Chen Meng, so it was not surprising that she would face Chen Meng. Wang Yidi may be the "point" that the South Korean team thinks is most likely to break through, so the South Korean team chose to let Li Shiwen "offset" Sun Yingsha and let Tian Zhixi fight Chen Meng, hoping that Shen Yubin would bargain on Wang Yidi.

The Chinese women's team swept the host 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals of the World Table Tennis Championships

First set: Sun Yingsha 3-0 Li Shiwen

Scores in three sets: 11-1, 11-5, 11-1.

Li Shiwen's veneer quality is good, but the connection speed and ability to defend and counterattack are very average, and compared with Sun Yingsha, it is an obvious loophole.

Sun Yingsha led 8-0 in the first game, got the game point 10-3 in the second game, and scored 10 points in a row after 1-1 in the third game, and won the game 11-1 directly. Sun Yingsha's game was not only superior in strength, but also well prepared, with almost no unnecessary mistakes, which can be called a "perfect game".

Second set: Chen Meng 3-0 Tian Zhixi

Scores in three sets: 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.

In the past record of the two sides, Chen Meng is 6 wins and 1 loss, occupying an absolute advantage.

In the first two games, Chen Meng completely took the initiative on the court, and Tian Zhixi could only score points by playing high-quality returns.

At the beginning of the third game, Tian Zhixi adjusted to a high toss serve, but Chen Meng couldn't cope with it and made consecutive service errors. Tian Zhixi was also lucky, returning the ball to wipe the net, and took a 3-0 lead at the beginning of the third game. Since then, Chen Meng has been trying to chase points, but he still fell behind 5-8. In the second half of the game, Chen Meng first scored three points in a row to tie the score 8-8. After 8-9, he scored three points in a row again and finally won the game with an 11-9 comeback.

Third set: Wang Yidi 3-0 Shen Yubin

Scores in three games: 11-5, 11-3, 12-10.

Both sides are following their own familiar tactics, and both are used to taking multiple shots. However, Wang Yidi's veneer is of higher quality, and he consciously takes the initiative to change the line in the process of holding multiple shots. Faced with such an unfavorable situation, Shen Yubin could only retreat and deal with it, and had no power to fight back at all.

The Chinese women's team swept the host 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals of the World Table Tennis Championships

In the first game, Wang Yidi played a wave of 5-1 scoring after 5-3, got the game point 10-4, and finally won the lead 11-5. In the second game, Wang Yidi played a wave of 10-1 scoring waves again after 1-2, and directly won 11-3. In the third game, Wang Yidi made a perfect start of 4-0. After Shen Yubin paused, he increased the aggressiveness of receiving the serve and twisting the ball, and the return ball also had fighting strength, always biting the score, and finally tied at 7-7, and got the game point first 10-9. Wang Yidi served all the way to the opponent's forehand small triangle, and in the face of the opponent's change, he did not respond in time, resulting in the score being overtaken. However, Wang Yidi did not relent, scored 3 points in a row at the end of the game, and finally won the last game 12-10.

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