Asia also showed its dominance in the junior category. Raising star Koki Niwa is the absolute leader of the U-18 category as he appeared in the first place of the world ranking for the 18th time in a row. The Japanese star is followed by China's Lin Gaoyuan, who was beaten by Niwa in the final of the World Junior Championships held in Bahrein last year.
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Simon Gauzy from France is in the third place followed by Japan's Yuto Muramatsu, Korea's Kim Donghyun, Singapore's Chen Feng, China's Yin Hang, Wu Jiaji, France's Tristan Flore and China's Zhou Qihao.
Besides, Niwa and Liu Gaoyuan also dominate the U-21 event. The third place is owned by Kenta Matsudaira, who is followed Korea's Seo Hyun Deok, China's Yan An, Korea's Kim Min Seok, Jung Young Sik, France's Simon Gauzy, China's Liu Yi and Iran's Noshad Alamiyan.
Korea's Yang Ha Eun heads the girls world ranking list for third month in a row. The Korean player reached the top of the list in January 2012 but she stayed there until February. However, she went back to the first spot in May after her performances at the Spanish and Chile Open. The second place goes for China's Zhu Yuling, who is followed by Chen Meng, Gu Yuting, Romania's Bernadette Szocs, Russia's Yana Noskova, Japan's Ayuka Tanioka, Germany's Petrissa Solja and China's Gu Ruochen.
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