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Chinese continue to roll in singles table tennis

London, England (Sports Network) - The top two seeds in men's singles table tennis -- China's Zhang Jike and Wang Hao -- both picked up a pair of victories on Monday, while Chinese medal hopefuls Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia also posted wins.

As two of the top 16 seeds on the men's side, Zhang and Wang both received byes into the third round. Zhang won all four of his games to win his opening match, but needed seven to get by Singapore's Ning Gao in the fourth round.

Wang notched a pair of five-game wins to advance.

Local hopeful Paul Drinkhall failed to move out of the third round, getting swept in four games by German Dimitrij Ovtcharov.

The top-seeded Ding notched a four-games-to-one victory to beat Hong Kong's Huajun Jiang in a fourth-round matchup, while Li, seeded third, knocked off South Korea's Park Miyoung.

07/30 16:53:18 ET


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