Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Birmingham, selected): Men's singles, fourth round: J-O Waldner (Swe) bt C Prean (Eng) 21-10 21-12 21- 19; J Rosskopf (Ger) bt T Cabrera (Bel) 21-9 21-13 21-13; Z Primorac (Croa) bt A Podpinka (Bel) 21- 16 21-14 21-9; D Cioca (Gre) bt I Solopov (Est) 11- 21 21-11 21-14 22-20; P Chila (Fr) bt P Korbel (Cz Rep) 21-19 19-21 10-21 21-17 21-15; Chen Xinhua (Eng) bt D Heister (Neth) 21-18 21-18 21-19; J-M Saive (Bel) bt V Samsonov (Bela) 21-7 17-21 21-14 21-19; P Saive (Bel) bt L Hauth (Den) 21-12 21-11 25-23. Quarter-finals: Waldner bt Rosskopf 21- 11 22-20 21-17; Primorac bt Cioca 15-21 21-18 23- 21 21-23 21-13; J-M Saive bt Chen 21-11 21-12 15- 21 21-19; Chila bt P Saive 19-21 20-22 21-19 21-6 21-19. Men's doubles, semi-finals: J-M Saive (Bel) & Z Primorac (Cro) bt J Rosskopf & S Fetzner (Ger) 9-21 21-17 21-13; C Creanga (Gre) & Z Kalinic (Independent Federation Players) bt V Samsonov (Belarus) & C Dreher (Ger) 21-16 21- 18.

Women's singles, quarter-finals: N Struse (Ger) bt Wang-Drechou Xiaoming (Fr) 21-16 21- 14 21-8; G Keen (Neth) bt C Batorfi (Hung) 21-16 11-21 21-17 21-14; J Schopp (Ger) bt O Badescu (Rom) 21-12 21-14 21-18. Semi-finals: Keen bt Struse 22-20 21-16 19-21 16-21 22-20; Svensson bt Schopp 16-21 21-18 21-14 21-17. Doubles, semi-finals: Batorfi and K Toth (Hun) bt S Pliasant and A Boileau (Fr) 21-17 21-17; E Timina and I Palina (Rus) bt R Garkauskaite and J Prusiene (Lith) 24-22 21-14. Mixed doubles final: Primorac and Batorfi bt Creanga and Badescu 21-16 21-13.

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