Zhu Yuling and Ding Ning fighting for gold
Harimoto not to stop
Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling reached the World Cup final in the women's singles on Sunday. The 13-year-old Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto continues to cause a sensation and is in the quarterfinal.

Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling reached the World Cup final in the women's singles on Sunday. The 13-year-old Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto continues to cause a sensation and is in the quarterfinal.

In the semi-finals, Ding Ning successfully conquered Japan's shooting star Miu Hirano for the bitter defeat at the Asian Championships in April. The title defendants and the World Nr. 1 Ding Ning did not leave any doubts who currently is the best woman in the World and succeeded in five sets. "After the defeats at the Asian Championships, the whole Chinese team felt a lot of pressure. I've been very good and hard prepared, trying to think about the match today and not the past match. Addressing the atmosphere in the fair, Ding Ning said, "It's really great atmosphere. It is always fun to play in Germany, because the audience is very interested and know when to make noise and when it should be quiet. I enjoy it very much. "

A disappointed Miu Hirano could not repeat the surprise from the Asian Championships. "I am happy about the bronze medal for Japan, but I am very sad to have lost today. The game has slipped from my hands right from the start and I had no way to change this, "said the 17-year-old Hirano.

Zhu Yuling beats Liu Shiwen in third

In the second semi-finals, Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling delivered a stunning fight. Liu, was on the winner's road, but Zhu Yuling won the final seventh set. "I was highly concentrated and my fans supported me loudly. I am very happy about the win, it was the first time I could beat Liu Shiwen, "said Zhu Yuling, who takes part in the WTTC final for the first time.

13-year-old Harimoto in the quarter-finals

The triumph of the miracle boy from Japan continues. "I do not want to lose a child," Pistej said before the match. But it happened in five sets. Harimoto will face the winner of the Chinese game Xu Xin and Lin Gaoyuan. "I did not think I would reach the quarter-finals and I do not think about the final or the title yet. I just look from game to game. Today I did not play so well, I have to get better. Also participants at quarterfinal are Sangsu (Korea) and Wong Chun-Ting (Hong Kong). The world seventh-seventh Wong defeated Korea's Jeong Sangeun, and Lee Sangsu did not give any chance to Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus). "Lee was very quick, too fast for me today, I tried to find my game, but I gave away to many easy points," said Samsonov.

Ding Ning defends title - local heroes out

Ding Ning made the triple: after her victory 2013 in Rotterdam and 2015 in Suzhou she added title number three to her collection. Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong are World Champs as well, while the local heroes Boll & Ovtcharov lost their matches.

A dream comes true

Today Petrissa Solja made the entry into the semi-finals in the mixed competition, thus securing a medal. With their Chinese partner Fang Bo, the left-hander won in the round of the last eight against Matilda Ekholm/Mattias Karlsson from Sweden within five sets.

Weikert elected for four more years as ITTF-president

He has done it! Thomas Weikert was elected bei the delegates of the ITTF for four more years as ITTF-President. It was a pretty close voting, with the better end for the german.

400 million spectactors expected

The regional broadcasters Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) and the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) provide the TV feed for the national ARD and ZDF. The ITTF is expecting the number of worldwide 400 millions of spectators. Social media via www.itTV.com also brings the World Championships to a worldwide audience.

The WTTC 2017 seeding lists

Following the issue of the World Rankings for May; top seeds two years ago in Suzhou and the eventual winners, China’s Ma Long and Ding Ning head the seeding for the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships. Japan’s Masataka Morizono and Yuya Oshima are named as the top seeds in the Men’s Doubles event at the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships which commence in Düsseldorf on Monday 29th May.

Home game for ARAG

At the LIEBHERR 2017 World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf ARAG will be Major Sponsor again just like five years ago in Dortmund as well as in Bremen in 2006. We asked Connie Peters, Senior Director Marketing at ARAG SE, why the family entreprise in Düsseldorf supports the "home game" and what they wish from the World Championships

Der Zeitplan en detail

Die LIEBHERR Weltmeisterschaften werfen ihre Schatten voraus. Inzwischen wurde auch der detaillierte Zeitplan für die acht Turniertage zwischen dem Deutschen Tischtennis-Bund (DTTB) und der International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) abgestimmt.

LIEBHERR WM: DTTB-Teams im EVENT & FAIR Hotel Tulip Inn nur einen Katzensprung von den Centre Courts entfernt

Wenn am 29. Mai die LIEBHERR Weltmeisterschaften 2017 in Düsseldorf (29. Mai bis 5. Juni) beginnen, übernachten der komplette WM-Kader inklusive des Präsidiums des Deutschen Tischtennis Bundes (DTTB) sowie weitere internationale Top-Teams im EVENT & FAIR Hotel Tulip Inn in der Arena Düsseldorf. Alle 288 Zimmer des in die Arena integrierten Hotels sind von 28. Mai bis 6. Juni für das sportliche Großereignis belegt.

A Partnership of the Special Kind

Liebherr is the title sponsor of the WTTC2017 in Düsseldorf. For 25 years now there has been a true partnership between the family entreprise and table tennis.
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