Hong Kong accounted for Romania to book the semi-final placePhoto: Rémy Gros ITTF
2018 ITTF Team World in London
Hong Kong beat Romania to book their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s event at the 2018 ITTF Team World in London. Romania, the no.5 seeds and reigning European champions failed to score against the no.3 seeds – 3:0
DOO Hoi Kem and LEE Ho Ching gave Hong Kong the perfect start. They recovered from an opening game deficit to beat Daniela Monteiro-DODEAN and Elizabeta SAMARA, the 2012 European champions, in four games (6-11, 18-16, 11-6, 11-5). MINNIE Soo Wai Yam accounted for Bernadette SZOCS, the recent winner of the European Top 16 and very much a player in form (11-9, 1-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8). LEE Ho Ching brought matters to a conclusion, she beat Elizabeta SAMARA in three straight games (13-11, 11-6, 11-8).
China overcame the United States, the no.10 seeds by same margin. Hong Kong now meets China in the semi-finals.