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In the women’s singles, top seed Ding Ning blazed through the competition on her way to the final. Having restricted her opponents to a handful of points in the early rounds, it was not until the semi-final that she lost a game, beating Kim Song-i (PRK) 4-1. Not to be outdone, 2012 gold winner Li Xiaoxia ensured that she did not drop a single game leading up to the final. In a particularly clinical semi-final win, Japan’s Ai Fukuhara won just nine points as Li sealed an 11-4, 11-3, 11-1, 11-1 victory.