China claim first women's doubles tennis gold since 2001 at Universiade

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Guo Hanyu (L)/Ye Qiuyu of China pose for photos during the award ceremony after the final match of tennis women's doubles between Guo Hanyu/Ye Qiuyu of China and Lee Pei-Chi/Lee Ya-Hsuan of Chinese Taipei at the 30th Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy, July 12, 2019. [Xinhua/Shan Yuqi]

Top seed Guo Hanyu/Ye Qiuyu from China beat Lee Pei-Chi/Lee Ya-Hsuan of Chinese Taipei 6-7(8), 6-2 and 10-8 to win the first women's doubles tennis gold since 2001 in Naples, Italy, on Saturday at 2019 Universiade.

China had grabbed the women's doubles gold in the 2001 Universiade in Beijing where Li Na and Li Ting partnered to win.

"It's a great honor to claim the title for our country," said Guo, who decided to celebrate the victory by eating hot pot with friends after going back China.

"It's their first time represent China to compete in the Universiade. We believe the gold would make them more confident in the future," said China coach Wu Shengyuan.

"It's not easy to win this gold. Our girls kept competing even the muscle spasmed," said the other coach Nie Yahui.

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