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Other Events - 16 May 2013

Ukraine’s Tetyana BILENKO in Round of 16


In the C in Women’s Singles Event only four European players will be on duty tomorrow in Bercy. LIU Jia of Austria, SHEN Yanfei of Spain and Hu Melek of Turkey successfully concluded fourth day of competition in Bercy. The biggest surprise of all at LIEBH

In the C in Women’s Singles Event only four European players will be on duty tomorrow in Bercy. LIU Jia of Austria, SHEN Yanfei of Spain and Hu Melek of Turkey successfully concluded fourth day of competition in Bercy. The biggest surprise of all at LIEBHERR World Championships was the win of Tetyana BILENKO of Ukraine over Hiroko FUJII of Japan. BILENKO, ranked only at the position 89 beat FUJII who currently occupies spot no. 50 and recorded the biggest win in her career. SO far from 1999, when she had premiere at the World Championships, she never passed the Round of 64. “I played good for a while. In the Russia’s league on my last match I felt very good and everything was right. Then I go home to my 1 year an 9 months old son and spend great time. After that I exploded here,” said Tetyana.

BILENKO had good start today against FUJII. “I felt her game. Her style is very good for me. I had problem latter when she changed the tactics. I needed time to adjust.”

In next round she will meet FENG Tianwei of Singapore. “I already played here against her in Doubles Event. It is whole different story, but I felt good against and I think I have a chance.”

HU Melek beat Matilda EKHOLM of Sweden in six games. Semi finalists from European Championships in Ostrava three years ago, exceeded her success from the World Championships in Rotterdam two years wgo. In Netherlands she reached the round of 32.

Runner up from Ostrava, LIU Jia already played in the Round of 16 at Worlds, but it was in way back in 2007 in Zagreb. Now she beat YANG Haeun of Korea to repeat the success. Best ranked European player SHEN Yanfei beat Romania’s Daniela DODEAN in six games.

Tiago APOLONIA of Portugal accounted at Damien ELOI to inflict the pain in host nation supporters. Tomorrow he will meet top seed XU Xin of China in the match for the Round of 16 at the LIEBHERR World Championships in Bercy.

In other duels of the second round of men’s Singles Event Vladimir SAMSONOV justified his rankings by beating Panagiotis GIONIS of Greece in another six games duel. Belarus will play against Andrej GACINA of Croatia tomorrow. It will not be the case with another Croatia’s player. Legendary Zoran PRIMORAC could not halt the progress of German star Dimitrij OVTCHAROV.

Patrick BAUM joined him after defeating another experienced player – Werner SCHLAGER. German will meet Emmanuel LEBESSON tomorrow. LEBESSON overcame Dimitrij PROKOPCOV.

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