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Champions to be crowned, dramatic finale awaits

The final day of the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open is upon us, and the first ITTF World Tour Platinum competition of 2017 prepares to draw to a close at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena in Doha.

After two days of the qualification tournament and three days of the main event, the hunt for silverware draws to a conclusion with four titles up for grabs on Sunday 26th February.

The Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour set for a dramatic finale in Doha (Photo: Hussein Sayed)

The day’s action will kick-off with the Women’s Doubles final as the competition’s top seeded pairing Jeon Jihee and Yang Haeun of Korea Republic take on the unseeded duo of Chen Meng and Wang Manyu.

Jeon Jihee and Yang Haeun proved successful in their most recent match against an unseeded pairing as they saw off the Slovak Republic’s Barbora Balazova and the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova (9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4) at the semi-finals stage of the tournament.

Yet, the Korean combination of Jeon Jihee and Yang Haeun could be set for a difficult task in the final with their opponents Chen Meng and Wang Manyu heading into the tie off the back of a thrilling victory over the second seeds Doo Hoi Kem and Lee Ho Ching of Hong Kong in their previous match (11-3, 12-10, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8).