Li victorious over Zlateva

Li, Pei-Rong (TPE)

In a thrilling encounter, Li Pei-Rong (TPE) just outscored Kristina Zlateva (BUL) with 9:7. Zlateva, who came through the qualification tournament yesterday, had the better start. But after the score was 4:3 in her favour she never achieved to gain a lead over Li anymore. When Li was on the hill, leading 8:7, she missed the 7- ball and gave a second life to Zlateva. The Bulgarian went to the table and made the 7-ball and the 8-ball but missed the 9-ball. Li ended the match, winning 9:7 over a strongly fighting Zlateva.

Also in the girls division, Anastasia Nechaeva (RUS) defeated Katerina Polovinchuk (UKR) with 9:8. Nechaeva had a comfortable 5:2 and 6:4 lead over Polovinchuk and everything looked like smooth sailing for her. But Polovinchuk played very focussed and made the match closer by closing the gap to her opponent, making the match hill-hill at 8:8. Then, Nechaeva proved to be as cold as ice. She had the break shot, showed no nerves at all and never allowed her opponent back to the table, running the rack and winning 9:8. Other notable results include Monika Zabek (POL) winning over Natalia Seroshton (RUS) with 9:6. Belgium's Kamila Khodjaeva took her match and sent Taylor Reynolds (USA) to the loser's side of the event.

In the wheelchair player's division, Henrik Larsson (SWE) took a clear triumph over Tankred Volkmer (GER) with 7:1.

In the boys division, Konrad Piekarski (POL) creamed Marc Bijsterbosch (NED) in a very exciting match with 11:9. His fellow countryman Marek Kudlik (POL) won over Komiya Shonosuke (JPN) with a margin of 11:10.

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