Tuesday, 12th July 2011
In Japan Sports News,
Feng Tianwei wins Japan Open
Feng Tianwei, the table tennis world number six, has emerged triumphant after upsetting the home player in the final of the Japan Open.
The number one seed beat Ai Fukuhara, one of the top female table tennis players in Japan, in straight sets in the final, winning the sets 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, 15-13, reports Today Online.
Held at Kobe's Green Arena, Ai was cheered on in the final of the Japan Open by a rapturous crowd.
Feng Tianwei, who was the number-one seed, will walk away with the top prize money of $172,000, just weeks after she bagged her first title, at the Korean Open.
Ai Fukuhara has previously picked up a string of bronze medals at recent table tennis tournaments in Moscow, Guangzhou, Bremen and Doha.
The Japanese competitors did have some success at the Open, however, with Hiroko Fujii and Misako Wakamiya taking the women's doubles title, beating Singapore's Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 13-11, 11-6.
Written by Kimberley Homer