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2014 German Open: Ito And Hirano Are The Youngest Ittf World Tour's Title Winners! (Videos)

2014 German Open: Ito and Hirano are the youngest ITTF World Tour's title winners! (VIDEOS)
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Mima Ito and Miu Hirano caused sensation in the final of the competition at the 2014 German Open. The young Japanese pair swept with Poland's Natalia Partyka y Katarzyna Grzybowska in the final and became the youngest players to in a ITTF World Tour's title. There were no surprises in the men event. Wang Hao and Lyu Xiang won the title.

In 2012 Petrissa Solja and Sabine Winter caused upset in the women's finals of the German Open. Now it was Mima Ito, World cadet runner-up, and Miu Hirano's turn. The 13-year-old players claimed their first ITTF World Tour title after beating Poland's Katarzyna Grzybowska and Natalia Partyka by 11:9, 11:7 and 11:7 in the final and became the youngest ITTF World Tour winners ever. 

In their way to the final Ito and Hirano beat France's Laura Gasnier and Carole Grundisch by 3:1 in the 1st round. In quarterfinals she overcame Sweden's Li Fen and Portugal's Yu Fu by 3:0. In semifinals they faced their hardest rivals, experienced Lee Ho Ching and NG Wing Nam of Hong Kong.

Mima Ito/Miu Hirano vs Katarzyna Grzybowska and Natalia Partyka Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Wang Hao/Luy Xiang vs Tan Ruiwu/Wang Zengyi Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

In the men's event the title went to China's Wang Hao and his young compatriot Lyu Xiang. In semifinals Wang and Luy beat world champions Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan by 3:1. In the final they overcame European champions Croatia's Tan Ruiwu and Poland's Wang Zengyi by 13:11, 10:12, 11:4 and 11:2. 

Photo and info. source: ittf.com 

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