Zhang Mo returned in a very good shape in the North American Championships in Mississauga after suffering defeat against American Ariel Hsing in the more important 2011 North America Cup. Zhang Mo won against Americans, Ellen Hwang and Erica Wu, both in four straight rounds.
In the semi finals match, Zhang Mo encountered a bit of a challenge where she fought against American Wu Yue in seven long rounds. However, Zhang Mo won the exhausting match by 11-7, 12-10, 11-6, 5-11, 7-11, 10-12, 11-7.
In the final match, Zhang Mo competed against Lily Zhang of the United States where she successfully defended her title in a five round match. (11-3, 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8)
“I am happy that I won, especially after losing in the ITTF-North America Cup. Yesterday, I don’t feel well and had to take medication, it was just bad timing; now, I need to concentrate at World Championship and beat some good players there.” Zhang Mo said.
What do you think about the performance of Zhang Mo? What do you think is the problem why she wasn’t able to win in both the North America Cup and Championships?
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