Liu Shiwen-Zhu Yuling wins women's doubles title at Table Tennis World Championships

Modified 05 May 2015
Liu Shiwen Zhu Yuling
Liu Shiwen (R) and Zhu Yuling with their winner’s trophy

Suzhou (China), May 3 (IANS)

Still smarting from losing the women's singles title to Ding Ning a day ago, Liu Shiwen found some solace by winning the doubles final on Sunday where she and Zhu Yuling defeated fellow Chinese pair Ding Ning-Li Xiaoxia 4-3 at the World Table Tennis Championships on Sunday.

The all-Chinese clash saw Liu-Zhu beat Ding-Li Xiaoxia 8-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, reports Xinhua.

In Saturday's singles final, second-ranked Liu lost to her top-ranked rival.

β€œI accepted yesterday's result and that's what competition is about,” said Liu at the post-doubles conference on Sunday.

β€œToday more people rooted for me and my partner, and I am very grateful. They were sympathising with me for I had lost a close final. This is my first individual world championships title and I really enjoy this stage,” she added.

Published 05 May 2015
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