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Liu Shiwen Confident Against Feng Tianwei (Video)

Liu Shiwen and Feng Tianwei have been strong opponents in women’s table tennis since 2010. After that competition in Moscow, Liu Shiwen tried her very best to get out of the shadows of that defeat. Last weekend, it was put into a test and she failed. Head coach Kong Linghui said Liu Shiwen was confident before the match and they lacked preparation. 

Sina Sports. The Chinese Women’s Team failed to retain the Asian Cup Women’s Singles title this year and Kong Linghui said Liu Shiwen was too confident.   

The biggest competition of Liu Shiwen and Feng Tianwei was in the 2010 World Team Championships. It was when Liu Shiwen lost to Feng Tianwei and China lost the championship title. 

After that incident, Liu Shiwen went through a difficult period of adjustment and she has showed good signs. Just as everyone thought Liu Shiwen has fully overcame that painful experience in Moscow, she failed against Feng Tianwei again recently in the Asian Cup.  

Liu Shiwen vs Feng Tianwei 2015 Asian Cup WS Finals
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“Liu Shiwen hasn’t played against Feng Tianwei in the past two years. Before the match, she felt she had the upper hand and she also won easily in the first set. Even though she was behind, Liu Shiwen didn’t think she will lose.” Kong Linghui said. 

The Chinese player really got a powerful start in the match but she failed to maintain her confidence as the match progressed. Eventually, her momentum declined and Liu Shiwen found herself in the brink of death. 

“With that in mind, she also was conservative in her tactics. When she felt a little bit anxious in the last game, Liu Shiwen clearly became impatient and was very tight. Eventually, she lost the game.” The head coach added. 

Lastly, Kong Linghui said that a part of her defeat in the Asian Cup was that Liu Shiwen still has the effects of the Moscow World Team Championships.  

Photo source: Sohu Sports