SZOCS and SOLJA secured their place in the main drawPhoto: ITTF
Uncle Pop 2019 ITTF Women's World Cup in Chengdu
On the first day of the play at the Uncle Pop 2019 ITTF Women's World Cup in Chengdu, three European players progressed to the knock out stage of the Event. Bernadette SZOCS of Romania, Petrissa SOLJA of Germany reached the top place in their respective Groups and joined Sofia POLCANOVA of Austria who secured the place in the main draw as a seed no. 8.
Romania’s Bernadette SZOCS, the no.9 seed beat Lily ZHANG the no. 18 seed; SZOCS overcame Adriana DIAZ and thus reserved first place in her Group. In the opening round WU Yue faces Austria’s Sofia POLCANOVA; Lily ZHANG confronts Japan’s Miu HIRANO, the no.4 seed. For Zhang MO, China’s ZHU Yuling, the top seed, is the adversary, for Bernadette SZOCSs, Singapore’s FENG Tianwei, the no.7 seed, awaits.
Germany’s Petrissa SOLJA, the no.11 seed, it was first position ahead of Chinese Taipei’s CHEN Szu-Yu, the no.13 seed and Australia’s JIAN Fang Lay, the no.20 seed. SOLJA almost came to grief when opposing JIOAN, she needed the full seven games to secure victory. Tomorrow Petrissa SOLJA will confront Hong Kong’s DOO Hoi Kem, the no.6 seed.