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Other Events - 19 Oct 2014

Georgina POTA in the World Cup semi-finals


The quarterfinal of the 2014 Women’s World Cup in Linz, Austria was successful for only one European player. Georgina POTA is the only representative of the Old Continent in the semi final. In the Round ov best 8 she overcame JIANG Huajun of Hong Kong in

The quarterfinal of the 2014 Women’s World Cup in Linz, Austria was successful for only one European player. Georgina POTA is the only representative of the Old Continent in the semi final. In the Round ov best 8 she overcame JIANG Huajun of Hong Kong in full seven games (11-8,9-11,13-11,11-7,6-11,9-11,7-11).

First place in her group in the opening phase of proceedings beating both Australia’s JIAN Fang Lay and Chinese Taipei’s CHENG I-Ching in a most impressive manner;Hungary’s Georgina POTA not only continued her excellent form on the second day of action, she raised her level of performance. The no.10 seed, she upset the status quo by beating Hong Kong’s LEE Ho Ching, the no.6 seed, to reserve her place in the quarter-finals. Furthermore, she succeeded in a most impressive manner; she prevailed in four straight games (11-2, 11-8, 11-9, 11-5).

Required to compete in the initial phase of proceedings where she concluded matters in first place in her group ahead of Germany’s Petrissa SOLJA and Egypt’s Dina MESHREF, Turkey’s HU Melek the no.12 seed continued her fine form on the second day of action The first match of the day HU caused an immediate upset by beating Romania’s Elizabeta SAMARA the no.7 seed in four straight games (11-5, 11-7, 14-12, 11-7). They know each other very well since they have played in the same club – Fenerbahce in Turkey before HU Melek has returned to live in Shenyang.

China’s LI Xiaoxia, reigning Olympic and World champion, the no.2 seed, accounted for Germany’s Petrissa SOLJA, the no.14 seed, in four straight games (11-3, 11-9, 11-4, 11-6).

Another duel between teammates LIU Jia and Iveta VACENOVSKA highlighted the Round of 16. In the match between Linz AG Froschberg, LIU Jia, after losing the opening game recovered to secure a five games success (6-11, 14-12, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8). Georgina POTA of Hungary joined her after success over LEE Ho Ching of Hong Kong in straight games (11-2,11-8,11-9,11-5).

 

Milica NIKOLIC, EWT

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