POTA and EKHOLM clinched the silver in HungaryPhoto: ITTF
2017 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest
Hungary’s Georgina POTA and Sweden’s Matilda EKHOLM clinched the silver at the Women’s Doubles Event at the 2017 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open in Budapest. Not seeded, in the final of the Women’s Doubles event, CHEN Xingtong and LI Jiayi ended the hopes of the host nation; they beat the partnership formed by EKHOLM, the no.2 seeds (11-4,11-6, 9-11,11-8) to arrest the title.
CHEN won struck Women’s Singles gold on a day when China captured all four titles on offer; FANG Bo and ZHOU Yu won the Men’s Doubles title, whilst YAN An brought proceedings to a conclusion by being crowned the Men’s Singles champion.
In an all Chinese Women’s Singles title deciding contest, CHEN Xingtong, the no.14 seed, overcame WEN Jia, the no.10 seed and twice winner on the ITTF World Tour to secure the top prize. A five game verdict was the outcome (13-11, 8-11,11-9,11-9,11-9).
FANG Bo and ZHOU Yu as they captured the Men’s Doubles title; the no.5 seeds, at the final hurdle they accounted for the Brazilian partnership of Hugo CALDERANO and Gustavo TSUBOI, the no.2 seeds (11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8).
Three titles for China, the fourth was guaranteed; just as in the Women’s Singles final, it was an all-Chinese affair. YAN An beat SHANG Kun in six games (13-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8) to secure his second ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles title in a unique final.