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Chinese sweep at World TT

May 05, 2009 18:49 IST

China completed a clean sweep of all five titles at the World Table Tennis Championships in Yokohama on Tuesday, with world number ones Wang Hao and Zhang Yining claiming the men's and women's singles crowns.

The Chinese team dominated the event -- held every two years -- for the third straight time, with all-Chinese finals in each discipline.

China had also completed a clean sweep at the Beijing Olympics.

Wang Hao, who won the men's doubles title with Chen Qi on Monday, made it a double with a 11-9, 13-11, 11-5, 11-9 win over three-time world champion Wang Liqin in the singles final.

Zhang, the Beijing Olympic gold medallist and favourite at the tournament, stormed back from two games down for a 10-12, 3-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 victory over world number two Guo Yue.

Guo and Li Xiaoxia took the women's doubles title, while Li Ping and Cao Zhen clinched the mixed doubles title.

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