Wakamiya upsets reigning Li Xiaoxia at Swedish Open

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Japanese Misako Wakamiya recorded her career best win on Friday, beating China's Olympic champion Li Xiaoxia in seven sets at the Swedish Open table tennis tournament.

The 37-rated Misako Wakamiya caused a big shock by beating 6-ranked Li 11-6, 4-11, 6-11, 11-5, 1-11, 11-8, 11-8.

"At the beginning of the match I was relaxed, I had nothing to lose. In the end I was so excited; it was difficult to control my emotions," said Misako Wakamiya.

"I decided from the start that I would be aggressive; today my forehand top spin was strong, it was a major reason of my win," added Misako Wakamiya.

Li's teammate, Ding Ning, beat Yang Xiaomin (11-6, 11-6, 11-2, 12-10) and Japan's Ai Fukuhara overcame Chinese Taipei's Cheng Hsien-Tzu (11-3, 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7).

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