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Liu Shiwen, Zhu Yuling to lead China at 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup

2020-09-07 15:48:00 Xinhuanet

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling will spearhead the Chinese squad as they each bid to win the women's singles title at the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup.

Liu was victorious in the 2019 Women's World Cup, defeating 2017 winner Zhu in last year's final.

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought the international table tennis calendar to a grinding halt early in the year, many players, coaches and fans were confined to their homes or their local communities.

After months of preparation, the ITTF announced the return of table tennis into the international arena and named it as RESTART.

The RESTART of the ITTF will feature three of the most prestigious events, including the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, the 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.

The 2020 Women's World Cup is scheduled from November 8 to November 10.

The ITTF Women's World Cup features 20 athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world rankings from the other continents (Asia and Oceania). For each World Cup event, there will be maximum of two players per association. Enditem

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