China-South Korea pair win World TT title
Xu Xin and Yang Hae-un beat Maharu Yoshimura and Kasumi Ishikawa in straight sets to win the title
Suzhou (China), May 1 (IANS)
China's Xu Xin paired up with South Korean Yang Hae-un to win the mixed doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Friday. Co-coached by Liu Guoliang and Ahn Jae-hyung, the trans-national pair overcame the Japanese team of Maharu Yoshimura and Kasumi Ishikawa 11-7, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6, reports Xinhua.
Ahn, who is married to former Chinese World Champion Jiao Zhimin, is head coach of the South Korean men's team while Liu heads the Chinese team.
Yoshimura-Ishikawa shared the third place with Hong Kong duo Wong Chun Ting-Doo Hoi Kem.