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STOCKHOLM Authentic Jake Dotchin Jersey , Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese paddlers met little challenge en route to the second round of the ITTF World Tour Swedish Open here on Thursday. World champion Ding Ning finished a sweep in women's singles round of 32, her first international match in almost five months.
Seven paddlers from the Chinese team featuring on Thursday all went through men's singles first round. Top seed Fan Zhendong eliminated South Korea's Jang Woojin 11-1, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9, and will meet Benedikt Duda of Germany in the second round.
Qualifier Zhou Yu bounced back from a 2-3 deficit after five games to upset Chinese Taipei's veteran Chuang Chih-Yuan through a seven-game thriller.
Zhou will next face fellow Chinese Yan An, who saw off Masataka Morizono of Japan in straight games.
Liu Dingshuo Authentic Braydon Coburn Jersey , who also went through qualifiers, shocked Frenchman Emmanuel Lebesson 11-7, 12-10, 11-7, 3-11, 13-11, booking another upcoming all-Chinese clash with Lin Gaoyuan Authentic Yanni Gourde Jersey , as the latter eased past Maharu Yoshimura of Japan 4-0.
In the bottom half, second-seeded Xu Xin swept Chen Chien-An of Chinese Taipei. Xu's teammate Fang Bo also got past Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan 4-1.
Fan and Xu combined to beat Pavel Platonov and Kirill Skachkov 11-3, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7 in doubles round of 16.
Ding last played in China Open in June, where she beat compatriot Sun Yingsha in the final. The Grand Slam winner beat Sofia Polcanova of Austria 11-7, 11-5 Authentic Ryan Callahan Jersey , 11-3, 11-4 in her first match back to the stage.
Ding will next face teammate Chen Ke, who eliminated Jeon Jihee of South Korea after six games.
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Gu Yuting and Li Xiaodan also marched on in the top half, but Li Jiayi suffered a bit disappointment as she fell short after seven games against Cheng I-Ching of Chinese Taipei.
Zhu Yuling, women's World Cup holder, beat Japan's Miyuu Kihara 4-1. Chen Meng, who claimed the German Open title last weekend, got past Lee Ho Ching of Hong Kong Authentic Ondrej Palat Jersey , China 4-2.
Much surprise arrived for Chen Xingtong, as she shocked Japanese promising star Miu Hirano 4-1.
Two matches on a single day did not impact Zhu and Chen either, as they accounted for Polina Mikhailova and Viktoria Pavlovich in straight games.
The Swedish Open, final stop of the 2017 ITTF World Tour, will see four events' winners on Sunday. China's Zhang Rui was crowned in the U21 women's singles on Wednesday.
By John Kwoba
NAIROBI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Kenya men's volleyball team will be seeking to break the jinx and make it to the finals of the World Championships when they compete at the African Nations Championship in Cairo, Egypt this weekend.
While the country's women team has won the African title a record nine times Authentic Alex Killorn Jersey , the men's team is yet to taste such glory and is training their eyes on winning their maiden title in Cairo, which will see them qualify automatically for the World Championships in Japan, in 2018.
Head coach Moses Epoloto said on Wednesday in Nairobi he has high hopes that the team will deliver the crown and the ticket to the global showpiece.
""We have talent and the exposure will help them. But the challenge is big and the teams will be out to stop us,"" said Epoloto.
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The participating teams will be divided into four groups for the preliminary round where the top two teams in each pool will make it to the second stage.
Epoloto has since named his final squad of 16 players for the tournament, with the team jetting out on Friday.
The African Championship will act also as a qualifier for the 2018 FIVB World Championship with the top three teams confirming their tickets to the finals in Tokyo, Japan. The United States is the defending champion.
CANBERRA， Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Australian horse racing fans have been warned to rug up before heading out to watch the Cox Plate on Saturday， with temperatures in Melbourne not expected to climb above 13 degrees Celsius for the meet.
The Cox Plate is widely recognized as one of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar， but Saturday's chilly forecast of just 12.9 degrees Celsius is expected to be the equal lowest ever recorded in the race's rich， 94-year history.
Meteorologists at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have reminded punters to pack umbrellas as well as extra layers， with falls of up to 15 millimeters also expected throughout the day， while hail and thunder may also hamper the celebrations.
The fresh conditions are just another chapter in Melbourne's， and Australia's， bizarre start to spring， the chilly， mid-July-like forecast is a far cry from the October average of 20 degrees Celsius， while the record high recorded in October was a scorching 37 degrees Celsius.
Senior forecaster from the BoM Scott Williams told the Australian Associated Press (AAP) on Saturday: "It will be the equal-coldest running of the Cox Plate in its history."
The only other time the mercury has failed to hit 13 degrees on Cox Plate day was in 1970.
Last week， Melbourne faced damaging winds and power outages， while rain caused significant damage to parts of the Great Ocean Road， a major tourist attraction just outside of the city.
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