2018 ITTF Women's World Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2018 ITTF Women's World Cup
VenueSichuan Province Gymnasium
LocationChengdu, China
Date28–30 September
Competitors20 from 15 nations
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
← 2017
2019 →

The 2018 ITTF Women's World Cup was a table tennis competition held in Chengdu, China, from 28 to 30 September 2018. It was the 22nd edition of the ITTF-sanctioned event, and the ninth time that it has been staged in China.[1]

In the final, China's Ding Ning defeated fellow Chinese player Zhu Yuling, 4–0, to win her third World Cup title.

Qualification[edit]

In total, 20 players qualified for the World Cup:[2][3]

  • The current World Champion
  • 18 players from the five Continental Cups held during 2018
  • A wild card, selected by the ITTF

A maximum of two players from each association could qualify.

Means of qualification Date Venue Places Qualified players
2017 World Championships 31 May–4 June 2017 Germany Düsseldorf 1 China Ding Ning
2018 Europe Top 16 Cup 3–4 February 2018 Switzerland Montreux 3 Romania Bernadette Szőcs
Netherlands Li Jie
Romania Elizabeta Samara
2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup 1–3 March 2018 Kenya Nairobi 1 Egypt Dina Meshref
2018 ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup 6–8 April 2018 Japan Yokohama 3 China Zhu Yuling
Japan Kasumi Ishikawa
Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching
2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup 18–19 May 2018 Vanuatu Port Vila 1 Australia Jian Fang Lay
2018 ITTF Pan-America Cup 15–17 June 2018 Paraguay Asunción 2 Canada Zhang Mo
United States Yue Wu
Additional qualifiers[nb 1] n/a n/a 8 Japan Miu Hirano
Hong Kong Doo Hoi Kem
Chinese Taipei Chen Szu-Yu
South Korea Seo Hyo-won
Sweden Matilda Ekholm
Austria Sofia Polcanova
Hungary Georgina Póta
Austria Liu Jia
ITTF wild card n/a n/a 1 North Korea Kim Song-i
Total 20
Notes
  1. ^ Based on Continental Cup finishing position and ITTF World Ranking on 1 July 2018

Competition format[edit]

The tournament consisted of two stages: a preliminary group stage and a knockout stage. The players seeded 9 to 20 were drawn into four groups, with three players in each group. The top two players from each group then joined the top eight seeded players in the second stage of the competition, which consisted of a knockout draw.[2]

Seeding[edit]

The seeding list was based on the official ITTF world ranking for September 2018.[4]

  1. China Zhu Yuling (Final)
  2. Japan Kasumi Ishikawa (Semifinals)
  3. China Ding Ning (Champion)
  4. Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching (Semifinals)
  5. Japan Miu Hirano (Quarterfinals)
  6. South Korea Seo Hyo-won (Quarterfinals)
  7. Hong Kong Doo Hoi Kem (Quarterfinals)
  8. Austria Sofia Polcanova (Quarterfinals)
  9. Netherlands Li Jie (Preliminary round)
  10. Romania Elizabeta Samara (First round)
  11. Canada Zhang Mo (Preliminary round)
  12. Romania Bernadette Szőcs (First round)
  13. Chinese Taipei Chen Szu-yu (First round)
  14. Sweden Matilda Ekholm (First round)
  15. Hungary Georgina Póta (First round)
  16. Austria Liu Jia (First round)
  17. Egypt Dina Meshref (Preliminary round)
  18. North Korea Kim Song-i (First round)
  19. United States Yue Wu (Preliminary round)
  20. Australia Jian Fang Lay (First round)

Preliminary stage[edit]

The preliminary group stage took place on 28 September, with the top two players in each group progressing to the main draw.[5]

Main draw[edit]

The knockout stage took place from 29–30 September.[6]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
1 China Zhu Yuling 11 11 11 11
14 Sweden Matilda Ekholm 8 5 7 5 1 China Zhu Yuling 11 14 11 11
10 Romania Elizabeta Samara 9 8 9 6 8 Austria Sofia Polcanova 6 12 8 4
8 Austria Sofia Polcanova 11 11 11 11 1 China Zhu Yuling 11 11 11 11 11
7 Hong Kong Doo Hoi Kem 6 11 12 11 16 11 4 Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching 6 4 13 5 8
12 Romania Bernadette Szőcs 11 6 10 6 18 8 7 Hong Kong Doo Hoi Kem 11 11 11 9 6 3
15 Hungary Georgina Póta 6 8 18 11 4 Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching 8 9 13 11 11 11
4 Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching 11 11 20 13 1 China Zhu Yuling 9 8 10 8
3 China Ding Ning 11 11 11 11 3 China Ding Ning 11 11 12 11
16 Austria Liu Jia 7 9 4 7 3 China Ding Ning 11 11 5 11 11
20 Australia Jian Fang Lay 6 4 11 4 11 11 6 6 South Korea Seo Hyo-won 6 3 11 6 3
6 South Korea Seo Hyo-won 11 11 4 11 6 9 11 3 China Ding Ning 11 11 11 11 Third place
5 Japan Miu Hirano 11 11 11 11 2 Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 7 5 3 9
18 North Korea Kim Song-i 7 9 5 3 8 Japan Miu Hirano 11 7 9 6 3 4 Chinese Taipei Cheng I-ching 11 11 12 13 11
13 Chinese Taipei Chen Szu-yu 11 11 7 9 8 7 2 Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4 11 11 11 11 2 Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 8 7 10 15 8
2 Japan Kasumi Ishikawa 4 5 11 11 11 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 ITTF Women's World Cup / Prospectus" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Qualification and Playing System / Men's and Women's World Cup" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Confirmed list of players: Uncle Pop 2018 ITTF Women ́s World Cup" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Uncle Pop 2018 ITTF Women ́s World Cup Players' Seeding List" (PDF). ITTF. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Uncle Pop 2018 ITTF Women's World Cup / Results / Group stage". ITTF. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Uncle Pop 2018 ITTF Women's World Cup / Results / Knockout stage". ITTF. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

External links[edit]