Chinese players Xu Xin and Sun Yingsha crowned champions at Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore

Malaysian leg champion Lin Yun-Ju awarded first runner-up and Overall Champion while Japanese top seed Mima Ito secured second place.

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 Singapore came to a thrilling conclusion with the women's and men's finals playing out in contrasting fashion at Our Tampines Hub. Sun Yingsha survived a stirring fightback from Mima Ito in the women's final, where neither deserved to lose. The men's decider saw Xu Xin executing a perfect game plan of denying the younger Lin Yun-Ju the opportunity of a fast start, then proceeding to progressively neutralise the Taiwanese sensation. Wang Manyu proved too hot to handle for Jeon Jihee, who still came away happy having answered the phone call in Austria on Monday, which brought her to Singapore as a last-minute replacement and left her US$12,000 richer. And Tomokazu Harimoto continues to cement his position as Japan's leading player as he fought back to beat Lin Gaoyuan in the men's consolation final.

In addition to their awards, Lin Yun-Ju and Wang Manyu also took home the Overall Champion trophies for their outstanding performance in both the Malaysian and Singaporean legs of Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019.

T2 founder Frank Ji and Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) President Ellen Lee presented the awards and prize money to the winners.

Mr Ji said, "It has been an exhilarating ride to the finale of Seamaster T2 Diamond 2019 league and we'd like to extend our gratitude to all the enthusiastic fans who turned up at Our Tampines Hub to watch the world-class paddlers in action. We will continue to show the world the best of table tennis next year."

About T2 Diamond Table Tennis League (T2 Diamond):  

The all-new Grand Slams of table tennis, T2 Diamond is the most prestigious series of annual professional tournaments organised in collaboration with the International Table Tennis Federation.  T2 Diamond 2019 will feature 32 of the world's best men's and women's players competing across three tournaments for a combined prize purse of USD 1.5 million and bonus ITTF World Ranking points as they battle their way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualification.  The revolutionary tournaments employ a unique competition format and various other innovations that catapult table tennis into a truly entertaining spectator sport.

Source: T2 Diamond Table Tennis League