Ma Long beats Zhang Jike in table tennis' Pro Tour Grand Finals

Andrew Baggaley

China's world number one Ma Long won the International Table Tennis Federation's Pro Tour Grand Finals as Britain failed to register a win.

Ma, 23, overcame world champion and compatriot Zhang Jike 4-1 to win the men's title in the Olympic test event at London's ExCel Centre.

Home interest in the tournament ended when Britain's Joanna Parker and Kelly Sibley lost in the women's doubles.

Singapore's Wang Yeugu and Li Jiawei won the quarter-final 4-1 on Saturday.

Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia, also from China, won the women's doubles title by beating Japanese pair Ai Fukuhara and Kasumi Ishikawa 4-0 on Sunday.

And four of the world's top five players - Ma Lin, Zhang Jike, Wang Hao and Ma Long - met in the men's doubles final, with top seeds Lin and Jike prevailing 4-3 against their compatriots.

In the women's singles final on Saturday, Liu Shiwen upset the odds by beating favourite Ding Ning 4-0 to win the title.

Britain's players were granted entry at the ExCel as the host nation but could not manage a win between them and so failed to make it through to the final day of competition on Sunday.

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