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Japan beaten by Germany at the 2016 WTTTC (VIDEOS)

Germany enjoys success in the women's event at the 2016 World Team Championships. The European champions emerged successfully over Japan in a close match. Despite the defeat, Japan got the first place in the group B, while the German team got the third place. China, Singapore and Hong Kong won the rest of the groups.

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. 

Liu Shiwen vs Chen Hsien-Tzu Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Ding Ning vs Lin Chia-Hui Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

Main draw

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

Photo: zimbio.com