Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen to vie for women's singles gold

Ding Ning
Ding Ning

Suzhou (China), May 2 (IANS)

Top seed Ding Ning fought hard to reach the women's singles final at the World Table Tennis Championships here on Saturday. Ding climbed out of a deep hole that saw her lose the sixth set 1-11, eventually beating teammate Mu Zi 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 5-11, 11-6, 1-11, 11-6.

Ding, the 2011 World Champion, will play against Liu Shiwen for the title, reports Xinhua. Liu beat defending champion Li Xiaoxia 11-4, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 in the other all-Chinese semifinal.

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