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Other Sports - 26. September 2011.

VOLKSWAGEN 2011 Women´s Tennis Table World Cup

With a selection of top players from around the world this event once again looks set to be a spectacular showcase of high-caliber table tennis.

Guo Yan is the notable absentee from the list, as current champion she was eligible for automatic selection; however, China have instead opted to enter the current world number one, LI Xiaoxia.

The tournament is set to be played in Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Singapore from the 28-30 October.

WR        Player                                                            Selection Criteria


3         DING Ning, CHN 1                 World Champion title holder

2         FENG Tianwei, SIN 1                         Asian representative

28         PAVLOVICH Viktoria, BLR                 European representative

161         HSING Ariel, USA                 North American representative

246         MESHREF Dina, EGY         African representative

180         LI Karen, NZL                                         Oceania representative

50         WU Xue, DOM                                         Latin American representative

1         LI Xiaoxia, CHN 2                                 WR 1

7         WANG Yuegu, SIN 2                                 WR 2

8         FUKUHARA Ai, JPN 1                         WR 3

10         HIRANO Sayaka, JPN 2                         WR 4

12         TIE Yana, HKG 1                                         WR 5

13         KIM Kyung Ah, KOR 1                         WR 6

14         WU Jiaduo, GER                                         WR 7

15         JIANG Huajun, HKG 2                         WR 8

16         LI Jiao, NED                                                 WR 9

17         SHEN Yanfei, ESP                                 WR 10

11         ISHIKAWA Kasumi, JPN 3                 ITTF wild card 1

21         PARK Mi Young, KOR2                         Withdrawn (click here for info)

20         LI Jiawei, SIN 3                                         ITTF wild card 3




27         LI Jie, NED2                                 Reserve player 1

30         HUANG Yi-Hua, TPE                      Reserve player 2

Selection Criteria


The participants will consist of the current holder of the World Cup, the World Champion, the Continental Champion or the strongest current player from each of the six continents, one player from the host Association, the top eight players from the World Ranking List and two 'wild card' selections.


This year Japan were offered an additional 'wild card' entry as part of the continued effort to support Japanese elite sport following the devastating events earlier this year.


However, following Park Mi Young's withdrawal, due to injury, the 'wild card' allocation is back to two as this 'wild card will not be directly replaced.


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