Kim Kyung Ah / Kim Hye Song vs Carole Grundisch / Natsumi Miyake
The Unified Korean pair wasn't given an easy start in the match as Carole Grindisch and Natsumi Miyake recovered in the first set and overtook to 12-10. In the second set, Kim Kyung Ah and Kim Hye Song successfully leveled in 1-1 with 11-6. After the tie, both pairs fought really strong but as the game ended, the Unified Korea scored their second set with 11-9.
In the fourth set, the two Kim's had a 9-6 advantage but allowed their opponent to catch up and overtook to 10-9. The Unified Korea tried to end the match but failed as the French-Japanese successfully leveled in 2-2 with 14-12. In the deciding set, Kim Kyung Ah and Kim Hye Song didn't waste much time and ended the match victoriously with 11-3.
Cao Zhen / Aia Mohamed 1-3 Lily Zhang / Anna Tikhomirova (11-13, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11)
Ryu Seung Min / Kim Hyok Bong vs Chen Qi / Ahmad Al-Mohannadi
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The male counterpart of the Unified Korea had to face Chen Qi and the host Ahmad Al-Mohannadi. Contrary to expectation, the Unified Korea quickly gained momentum and control over the table as they dominated the first two sets with 11-8 and 11-4. In the third set, the China / Qatar pair played better as they tried to recover in the match. However, Unified Korea was just in their element and completed a sweep victory with 11-9.
Fan Yiyong / Grigory Vlasov 3-1 Adrien Mattenet / Kaii Yoshida (14-12, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5)
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