The German women's team caused upset in the fourth day of competition at the 2016 World Team Championships. The European champions overcame Japan by 3-2 in the last match of the group B. Petrissa Solja was Germany's hero as she defeated Ai Fukuhara by 3-0 in the second match and Kasumi Ishikawa by 3-2 in the fourth match. Kristin Silbereisen sealed victory after beating Fukuhara by 3-1.
Despite the defeat, Japan kept the top seed in the group B. North Korea and Germany got the second and third place, respectively.
In the group A China overcame Chinese-Taipei by 3-0. Romania stood victorious over Hungary by 3-1 and Spain defeated Malaysia by 3-0. In the group C Singapore and Ukraine booked a place in semifinals. In the group D Hong Kong, South Korea and Austria reached the main draw.
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China vs Bye
Austria vs Netherlands
Chinese-Taipei vs Ukraine
Bye vs Hong Kong
Singapore vs Bye
Romania vs North Korea
South Korea vs Germany
Japan vs Bye