Xu Xin, Liu Shiwen triumph at ITTF World Tour Finals
Top seed Xu Xin and defending champion Liu Shiwen won the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Grand Finals here.
Xu, 22, won Sunday's final against Wang Hao in four straight games 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 avenging his defeat that he suffered a year ago at the hands of Wang at the quarter-finals stage in London, Xinhua reports.
It is Xu's first major title of his career. He collected USD 104,000 for this milestone victory, and Wang earned USD 52,000.
Liu retained the women's crown beating compatriot Ding Ning in the championship match.
Liu recovered from a two game deficit to record a 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-1, 11-7 win at the Zhejiang Huanglong Sports Center.
In the women's doubles final, Singapore's Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, who qualified for the year-ending tournament after Romanian pair Daniela Dodean and Elizabeta Samara pulled out, defeated second-seeded Cheng I-Ching and Huang Yi-Hua of Chinese Taipei 11-13, 11-13, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3, 5-11, 11-2.