Hsing’s Swan Song: Phenom Falls in Third Round

The Team USA table tennis darling, Ariel Hsing, was defeated 4 sets to 2 by a superior Chinese opponent, Li Xiaoxia. Hsing, ranked No. 46 out of 70, took the second and fourth sets, but Xiaoxia – the field’s second-ranked competitor, took charge and won the last two sets. To Hsing’s credit, the scores were close throughout, and she lost the final two sets by 11-8 and 11-9 marks.

Hsing was the last American in the field in table tennis, but look for her to be a star in the future.

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