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Brazil Open: Kan Yo, Tie Yana Capture Gold

Hong Kongís Tie Yana emerged as the most successful player at the Liebherr Brazilian Open which concluded in Belo Horizonte on Sunday 15th April 2007.

She won her won the Womenís Singles title beating Russiaís Svetlana Ganina in the semis and Japanís Ai Fukuhara in the final, whilst with Zhang Rui the duo beat Japanís Hiroko Fujii and Saki Kanazawa to clinch the Womenís Doubles crown.

It was the seventh time that Tie Yana has won a Womenís Singles title on the ITTF Pro Tour and it was the ninth time that Tie Yana and Zhang Rui have clinched Womenís Doubles gold.

In the male event it was quite a different scenario and it was sadness for Singaporeís Gao Ning. He lost in the final of the Menís Singles event to Japanís Kan Yo and with Yang Zi in the final of the Menís Doublesí event to the Koreans Cho Eon Rae and Ko Jae Bok.

It was for Kan Yo his first ever title on the ITTF Pro Tour, whilst for Cho Eon Rae and Ko Jae Bok it was their first ever Menís Doubles crown as a pair and for Cho Eon Rae it was more success in 2007. He has won three Under 21 Menís Singles titles in 2007 on the ITTF Pro Tour and at the Liebherr Qatar Open in February he won the Menís Doubles title with Korean colleague, Lee Jung Woo.

Menís Singles

Semi-Finals
Gao Ning (SIN) bt Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER) 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9
Kan Yo (JPN) bt Pšr Gerell (SWE) 4-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8

Final
Kan Yo (JPN) bt Gao Ning (SIN) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6

Womenís Singles

Semi-Finals
Ai Fukuhara (JPN) bt Sun Bei Bei (SIN) 11-6, 11-8, 11-2, 11-6
Tie Yana (HKG) bt Svetlana Ganina (RUS) 15-13, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6

Final
Tie Yana (HKG) bt Ai Fukuhara (JPN) 11-4, 4-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-9

Men's Doubles Final
Cho Eon Rae/Ko Jae Bok (KOR) bt Gao Ning/Yang Zi ISIN) 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9, 12-10

Women's Doubles Final
Tie Yana/Zhang Rui (HKG) bt Hiroko Fujii/Saki Kanazawa (JPN) 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 7-11, 11-7

Image: Kan Yo


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