TOKYO, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Chinese women's team made into the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships here on Thursday after beating Austria 3-0 in their final group match.
Liu Shiwen defeated Li Qiangbing of Austria 11-6, 11-8 and 11-4. Ding Ning lost the second game 11-8 to Liu Jia but quickly secured the second match in four games. Chen Meng then secured China's victory by beating Elena Waggermayer 11-3, 11-4 and 11-9.
"We already booked the first place in the group and Austria can't make out of the group before the match," said Chinese head coach Kong Linghui.
"Ding Ning hasn't played against that kind of player like Liu Jia in the tournament and it's good for her to have that fierce match."