US Open: Main Singles Draws Set
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Main Draws set for Men's and Women's Singles
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The field is now set for today's opening round of Men's and Women's Singles at the US Open ITTF Pro Tour. Both 2001 singles winners, LIU Gouzheng (CHN) and NIU Jianfeng (CHN), are competing in Fort Lauderdale to defend their championship titles.
On the women's side, the top 4 seeds are WANG Nan (CHN), ZHANG Yining (CHN), defending US Open Champion NIU Jianfeng (CHN) and RYU Ji Hye (KOR).
Japanese players predominated among the qualifiers with Miyuki NISHII, Midori ITO and Kumi IMAFUKU moving into the draw.
North American qualifiers in Women's Singles include Virginia SUNG (USA), Petra CADA (CAN), CHIU Wennin (CAN), Jasna REED (USA), Jackie LEE (USA) and Simone YANG (USA).
German Qualifiers Create Major Upset
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Led by an upset from Stephan FETH and Thomas KEINATH (GER) over the Chinese duo of LIU Guoliang and GUO Jinhao, 6 European pairs advanced from qualifying play to the main draw of Men's Doubles at the US OPEN ITTF Pro Tour.
What a difference a year makes
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Canadians provided early fireworks in Women's Singles at the US Open ITTF Pro Tour as qualifier Petra CADA (CAN) upset seeded veteran Olga NEMES (GER) in first round play. The loss represented a reversal of fortune for NEMES, a Romanian expatriate who scored a major upset over ZHANG Yining (CHN) in last year's U.S. Open Pro Tour event.
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