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Chinese competitors book places in singles finals

Both the Women's and Men's Singles finals at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open will be contested between Chinese representatives, after four of the country's players from across the two competitions came through the day's action undefeated on Saturday 25th February.

Wang Manyu (pictured) will face Chen Meng in the Women's Singles final (Photo: Hussein Sayed)

Wang Manyu entered the Women’s Singles event in Doha as one of the competitors ranked outside of the top 16 seeded positions, and therefore had to negotiate qualification matches prior to reaching the main draw.

The Chinese player Wang Manyu kicked-off her Day Three campaign in style as she eliminated the no.6 seed Mima Ito in the quarter-finals (11-3, 11-9, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6).

Another player from China, who also had been forced to undergo the qualifying rounds in Doha, Gu Yuting was awaiting Wang Manyu in the last four.

Gu Yuting headed into the tie with confidence having beaten the third seed Feng Tianwei of Singapore in the previous round (11-8, 11-6, 11-5, 14-12), but it was Wang Manyu who came through the semi-finals encounter in five ends (11-6, 20-18, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6) to book her spot in the final.