Warm Up Match: Guo Yue Lost In The Quarterfinals

Warm up match: Guo Yue lost in the quarterfinals
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Yesterday afternoon, the warm up match of the Chinese National Team reached the quarterfinals for the women’s singles. Once again, Guo Yue didn’t make it to the top four after losing against Liu Shiwen in the quarterfinals. Liu Shiwen, Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning and Guo Yan all advanced to the semifinals.

In the first round, Guo Yue was in better shape after her 4-1 victory against Zhu Yiling compared to Liu Shiwen who was challenged in her 4-3 win against Chen Meng. However, in the quarterfinals, Liu Shiwen got into a very good condition and eventually advanced to the semifinals leaving Guo Yue behind.

Liu Shiwen got the first two rounds with an impressive 11-5 and 11-4 score. On the third round, Guo Yue got back into the game and posted a close 11-9 score. Liu Shiwen immediately posted a 3-1 advantage after winning the fourth round with an 11-6. Guo Yue tried to level the scores and got the fifth round with an impressive 11-4. Guo Yue gained good control over the table after posting a 4-1 lead, however Liu Shiwen quickly sneaked up the score board and reversed the lead to her favor with 5-4 score. Liu Shiwen eventually reached the match point earlier than Guo Yue with 10-8. Guo Yue, on the other hand, showed her persistence and managed to recover and reached several match points. However, Liu Shiwen was more determined and scored two straight points ending the match with a 15-13 score.

Li Xiaoxia 4-1 Mu Zi (11-5, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8)

Ding Ning 4-1 Fan Ying (11-6, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 11-2)

Guo Yan 4-0 Wu Yang (11-8, 11-3, 11-7, 11-8)

Today, April 24, 2011, Li Xiaoxia will face Liu Shiwen while Ding Ning will compete against Guo Yan for the semifinals.

Tabletennistas, what are your thoughts on Guo Yue’s loss against Liu Shiwen?

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