Ai Fukuhara Lost In The Japan Open

Ai Fukuhara Lost In The Japan Open
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The Japanese Team lost some players today as the Japan Open progresses into the penultimate round. The seventh seed Ai Fukuhara was not able to win over South Korean player Seo Hyowon. Aside from her, Masataka Morizono also lost to Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting. Meanwhile, the Chinese Team also had to give up a player after Fang Bo lost to his teammate Yan An. 

ITTF. The Japan Open Singles competition continued with the second half of the second round and the Japanese Team continues to lose some players. 

The Chinese Team had to lose another player from their men’s lineup today as Yan An and Fang Bo had their face-off in the second round of the Singles. Recently, Yan An has lost his momentum while Fang Bo got a good share in the spotlight. 

Today, Yan An took control and defeated the runner-up in the Suzhou World Championships, Fang Bo. 

The remaining Chinese players, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin made it through the round victorious. Fan Zhendong got his place in the next round with a 4-1 from Jiang Tianyi while Xu Xin won in six sets against Tiago Apolonia. 

Masataka Morizono could have been the third Japanese player into the next round in the event but he failed in his match against Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting. It was a powerful sweep for the Hong Kong player. 

Women’s Singles 

The Japanese Team lost two players in the women’s division earlier today. Ai Fukuhara failed against the South Korean beauty Seo Hyowon while the promising Mima Ito was defeated by Ding Ning. 

As for the Chinese Team, the second seed Liu Shiwen survived a tight battle against the veteran from Hong Kong, Jiang Huajun. She scored 5-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9. Wu Yang joins into the success of the women’s team as she swept her opponent Lee Ho Ching. 

Photo source: Sohu Sports

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