Sport in Short: Table Tennis

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The Independent Online
CHEN XINHUA, the English national champion, took the world champion, Jorgen Persson, of Sweden, to five games before losing in the quarter-finals of the European Masters in Barcelona on Saturday. Persson was then beaten in the semi- finals by Michel Saive, of Belgium, who lost in the final to Sweden's Jan Ove Waldner.

EUROPEAN MASTERS CUP (Karlsruhe, Ger) Quarter-finals: J Waldner (Swe) bt A Grubba (Pol) 22-20 14-21 21-19 21-17; E Lindh (Swe) bt Z Primorac (Croa) 22-20 20-22 21-19 22-20; J Persson (Swe) bt Chen Xinhua (Eng) 21-16 20-22 21-17 17-21 21-17; J Saive (Bel) bt M Appelgren (Swe) 13-21 21-13 21-17 22-20. Semi-finals: Waldner bt Lindh 17-21 21-17 21-17 21-18; Saive bt Persson 21-17 21-15 21-16. Final: Waldner bt Saive 16-21 21-12 16-21 21-18 21-19.

M & G FIVE STAR OPEN (Brentwood): Final: Men: P Karlsson (Swe) bt T Von Scheele (Swe) 22-24 21-13 21-10. Women: A Holt (Eng) bt L Lomas (Eng) 15-21 21-18 21-12. Team: NFD Grove 3 Sweden 1.

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