Chen Meng Claims Women’s World Cup In Weihei

No stopping Chen Meng in Weihai! (Photo: ITTF)

World No.1 Chen Meng stayed true to form by showcasing her brilliant table tennis skills that enabled her to claim the title of Women’s World Cup Champion at the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Sport Centre on 10th November.

Chen, 26, was certainly in great shape as she found herself marching almost flawlessly into the final where she met fellow compatriot Sun Yingsha (20) – the latter player defied her third place seeding in the prestigious tournament by beating second seeded Mima Ito of Japan in a thrilling semi-final.

However, Sun Yingsha’s dream of becoming ITTF Women’s World Cup Champion were dashed, as she found herself on the wrong end of a dominant performance by the Chen, who ultimately went on to claim the title with a five-game victory (11-13, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8).

Although this was Chen’s first ever Women’s World Cup, the Chinese player didn’t seem fazed by her inexperience at the event, but was actually rather confident about playing in the tournament on home soil:

“Last month, I also won a title in the same venue and now this World Cup is a high point for me. I feel very happy to be standing here with the trophy” – Chen Meng

Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng and Mima Ito took home the medals (Photo: ITTF)

With the ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou just around the corner, Chen went on to add how she aims to continue her great run of form, hoping to achieve yet another title in a very short space of time:

“I hope that at the ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou I can continue my good form and win another title.” – Chen Meng

A fantastic performance in Weihei, the odds are surely in Chen’s favour to extend her winning streak into the upcoming event in Zhengzhou. However, the prestigious ITTF Finals will offer fierce competition from fellow competitors, so Chen must maintain her composure and winning mentality if she wants to lift the trophy for a fourth year in a row!

Source: ITTF

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