Next up was the contest for the Women’s Singles prize as the top two seeded competitors Zhu Yuling and Chen Meng met in the final.
Zhu Yuling and Chen Meng earned their places in the final with respective victories over Kasumi Ishikawa and Feng Yalan in the last four and were both keen to leave Magdeburg on a positive note.
In a match of two halves world no.1 Zhu Yuling was much the happier player during the course of the opening four games and deservedly found herself leading the tie by a commanding three games to one scoreline.
However, Chen Meng miraculously found her way back into the match and went on to defeat her Chinese national teammate Zhu Yuling in the deciding game (9-11, 8-11, 13-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-4) to claim her third Women’s Singles gold medal at an ITTF World Tour Platinum event.
photos Janos Schmidt