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European Championships 2018
Women's Singles

The 2018 European Championships were held in Alicante, Spain from 18-23 September. Get all the details and results for the Women's Singles here...

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The Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation hosted the 2018 European Table Tennis Championships and there were six events - women's singles, women's doubles, men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.

More information about each event, together with the results, can be found by following the links below.

But the European Championships were first held in 1958 in Hungary and you can read all about the history of the championships, and get previous results, here.

Initially the Championships were a biennial event, taking place in even numbered years, but now it's held every year during September/October.

European Championships 2018

For more information about each event, click on these links...

Men's Singles   Women's Singles
Men's Doubles   Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles

 


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Venue and Equipment

The 2018 European Championships are being played at two venues.

Main Hall: Centro de Tecnificacion Deportiva
(4 competition tables and 16 training tables)
C/ Foguerer Gilabert Davo, s.n. 03005 Alicante, Spain

Second Hall: Pabellon Pitiu Rochel
(12 competition tables - 200m from the Main Hall)
C/ Foguerer Jose Romeu Zarandieta, 03005 Alicante, Spain.

 

The equipment used was...

  • Tables: Butterfly Europa 25 (blue)
  • Nets: Butterfly Europa
  • Balls: Nittaku Premium 40+*** (white plastic with seam)
  • Flooring: Enlio (red)

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Qualification Criteria

In singles events each Association were entitled to enter a number of players according to the results of the previous year's European Championships team events as follows:

  • Associations in positions 1-4: 5 players
  • Associations in positions 5-14, 17-18: 4 players
  • Associations in positions 15-16, 19-30: 3 players
  • Associations in positions 31-56: 2 players
  • Host Association: 5 players

In case of vacant places, one place will be allocated firstly to the 14 Associations with 3 players according to the ranking positions of the Associations, secondly if there are remaining places one place will be allocated to Associations with 2 players according to the ranking positions of the Associations.

Format for the Women's Singles

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There were a maximum of 64 places in the first round proper.

32 seeded players were directly placed in the first round proper. All remaining players were placed in a qualification stage, played in groups of not less than 4 players.

The main event was played as a knock-out competition.

All matches were the best of 7 games.

Seeding were done on the basis of the last World Ranking List published before the championships.

The draw took place on Sunday 16 September 2018.


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Defending champion

The previous Women's Singles were held in 2016 in Hungary and the winner was Hu Melek representing Turkey and the runner-up was Yu Fu representing Portugal.


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List of competitors for the 2018 women's singles

 

Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Austria LIU, Jia
Austria MISCHEK, Karoline
Austria POLCANOVA, Sofia
Austria SOLJA, Amelie
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Azerbaijan EMINOVA, Bilura
Azerbaijan IMANOVA, Maryam
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Belgium DEGRAEF, Margo
Belgium LUNG, Lisa
Belgium MARCHETTI, Nathalie
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Bosnia-Herzegovina HADZIAHMETOVIC, Emina
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Belarus BALTUSHITE, Marharyta
Belarus BARAVOK, Katsiaryna
Belarus BOGDANOVA, Nadezhda
Belarus NIKITCHANKA, Alina
Belarus PAVLOVICH, Viktoria
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Bulgaria YOVKOVA, Maria
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Croatia JEGER, Mateja
Croatia MALOBABIC, Ivana
Croatia PETEK, Petra
Croatia SREBRNJAK, Dorina
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Czech Republic ADAMKOVA, Karin
Czech Republic CECHOVA, Dana
Czech Republic KUCEROVA, Aneta
Czech Republic MATELOVA, Hana
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
England HO, Tin-Tin
England TSAPTSINOS, Maria
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Spain DVORAK, Galia
Spain FERNANDEZ, Alba
Spain RAMIREZ, Sara
Spain XIAO, Maria
Spain ZHANG, Xuan
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Estonia AVAMERI, Airi
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Finland KIRICHENKO, Anna
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
France CHASSELIN, Pauline
France GASNIER, Laura
France GUISNEL, Oceane
France LOEUILLETTE, Stephani
France ZARIF, Audrey
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Faroe Islands DJURHUUS, Solja
Faroe Islands JENSEN, Durita
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Germany HAN, Ying
Germany LANG, Kristin
Germany MITTELHAM, Nina
Germany SOLJA, Petrissa
Germany WINTER, Sabine
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Greece TOLIOU, Aikaterini
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Hungary MADARASZ, Dora
Hungary PERGEL, Szandra
Hungary POTA, Georgina
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Italy COLANTONI, Chiara
Italy LAURENTI, Jamila
Italy PICCOLIN, Giorgia
Italy VIVARELLI, Debora
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Latvia MAJOROVA, Viktorija
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Lithuania PASKAUSKIENE, Ruta
Lithuania RILISKYTE, Kornelija
Lithuania STUCKYTE, Egle
Lithuania VENCKUTE, Vitalija
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Luxembourg DE NUTTE, Sarah
Luxembourg KONSBRUCK, Danielle
Luxembourg MEYER, Sarah
Luxembourg NI, Xia Lian
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Moldova JIBRIC, Ecaterina
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Macedonia UCE, Amelia
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Netherlands EERLAND, Britt
Netherlands LI, Jie
Netherlands VERMAAS, Kim
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Norway CARLSEN, Rebekka
Norway DOVAL, Ilka
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Poland BAJOR, Natalia
Poland GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC, Katarzyna
Poland LI, Qian
Poland PARTYKA, Natalia
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Portugal OLIVEIRA, Leila
Portugal SHAO, Jieni
Portugal SILVA, Celia
Portugal YU, Fu
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Romania CIOBANU, Irina
Romania DIACONU, Adina
Romania MONTEIRO DODEAN, Daniela
Romania SAMARA, Elizabeta
Romania SZOCS, Bernadette
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Russia KOLISH, Anastasia
Russia MIKHAILOVA, Polina
Russia NOSKOVA, Yana
Russia SHCHERBATYKH, Valeria
Russia TAILAKOVA, Mariia
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Scotland ELLIOTT, Lucy
Scotland PLAISTOW, Rebecca
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Slovenia GALIC, Alex
Slovenia STRAZAR, Katarina
Slovenia TOFANT, Ana
Slovenia VOVK, Aleksandra
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Serbia LUPULESKU, Izabela
Serbia SURJAN, Sabina
Serbia TODOROVIC, Andrea
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Switzerland MORET, Rache
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Slovakia BALAZOVA, Barbora
Slovakia KUKULKOVA, Tatiana
Slovakia ODOROVA, Eva
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Sweden BERGSTROM, Linda
Sweden EKHOLM, Matilda
Sweden KALLBERG, Christina
Sweden LI, Fen
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Turkey ALTINKAYA, Sibel
Turkey KAHRAMAN, Betul Nur
Turkey YILMAZ, Ozge
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Ukraine BILENKO, Tetyana
Ukraine BRATEYKO, Solomiya
Ukraine GAPONOVA, Ganna
Ukraine PESOTSKA, Margaryta
Association FAMILY NAME, Given Name
Wales CAREY, Charlotte

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Seedings for the 2018 women's singles

 

Seed FAMILY NAME, Given Name Association World Ranking (Sept 2018)
1 POLCANOVA, Sofia Austria 17
2 LI, Jie Netherlands 18
3 SAMARAk Elizabeta Romania 20
4 SZOCSk Bernadette Romania 26
5 LIk Qian Poland 28
6 EKHOLMk Matilda Sweden 29
7 YUk Fu Portugal 32
8 POTAk Georgina Hungary 36
9 HANk Ying Germany 39
10 NI, Xia Lian Luxembourg 40
11 LIU, Jia Austria 41
12 EERLAND, Britt Netherlands 44
13 MIKHAILOVA, Polina Russia 45
14 WINTER, Sabine Germany 46
15 SOLJA, Petrissa Germany 49
16 MITTELHAM, Nina Germany 54
17 MATELOVA, Hana Czech Republic 60
18 PARTYKA, Natalia Poland 61
19 XIAO, Maria Spain 62
20 GAPONOVA, Ganna Ukraine 65
21 PAVLOVICH, Viktoria Belarus 67
22 LANG, Kristin Germany 69
23 BALAZOVA, Barbora Slovakia 71
24 PERGEL, Szandra Hungary 72
25 DE NUTTE, Sarah Luxembourg 75
26 NOSKOVA, Yana Russia 76
27 MORET, Rachel Switzerland 82
28 DVORAK, Galia Spain 83
29 GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC, Katarzyna Poland 84
30 MADARASZ, Dora Hungary 86
31 GALIC, Alex Slovenia 88
32 VIVARELLI, Debora Italy 89

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2018 Women's Singles Results

Round One (Last 64)

Thursday 20 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(1) POLCANOVA Sofia (Austria) 4-1 (80) KONSBRUCK Danielle (Luxembourg)
(63) CIOBANU Irina (Romania) 4-2 (17) MATELOVA Hana (Czech Republic)
(18) PARTYKA Natalia (Poland) 4-2 (58) PASKAUSKIENE Ruta (Lithuania)
(12) EERLAND Britt (Netherlands) 4-0 (73) NIKITCHANKA Alina (Belarus)
(15) SOLJA Petrissa (Germany) 4-2 (65) BOGDANOVA Nadezhda (Belarus)
(55) SHAO Jieni (Portugal) 4-1 (31) GALIC Alex (Slovenia)
(19) XIAO Maria (Spain) 4-1 (34) BILENKO Tetyana (Ukraine)
(8) POTA Georgina (Hungary) 4-1 (70) GUISNEL Oceane (France)
 
(6) EKHOLM Matilda (Sweden) 4-0 (96) RILISKYTE Kornelija (Lithuania)
(43) LOEUILLETTE Stephanie (France) 4-2 (21) PAVLOVICH Viktoria (Belarus)
(26) NOSKOVA Yana (Russia) 4-1 (77) RAMIREZ Sara(Spain)
(9) HAN Ying (Germany) 4-0 (50) ADAMKOVA Karin (Czech Republic)
(52) LUPULESKU Izabela (Serbia) 4-1 (10) NI Xia Lian (Luxembourg)
(100) KUCEROVA Aneta (Czech Republic) 4-2 (27) MORET Rachel (Switzerland)
(46) JEGER Mateja (Croatia) 4-0 (30) MADARASZ Dora (Hungary)
(49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine) 4-1 (3) SAMARA Elizabeta (Romania)
 
(4) SZOCS Bernadette (Romania) 4-0 (53) LI Fen (Sweden)
(42) GASNIER Laura (France) 4-2 (25) DE NUTTE Sarah (Luxembourg)
(24) PERGEL Szandra (Hungary) 4-1 (36) CECHOVA Dana (Czech Republic)
(16) MITTELHAM Nina (Germany) 4-2 (94) SURJAN Sabina (Serbia)
(13) MIKHAILOVA Polina (Russia) 4-1 (56) TOLIOU Aikaterini (Greece)
(38) HO Tin-Tin (England) 4-1 (32) VIVARELLI Debora (Italy)
(35) SOLJA Amelie (Austria) 4-1 (28) DVORAK Galia (Spain)
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-0 (64) LUNG Lisa (Belgium)
  
(7) YU Fu (Portugal) 4-0 (89) LAURENTI Jamila (Italy)
(37) MONTEIRO DODEAN Daniela (Romania) 4-2 (22) LANG Kristin (Germany)
(29) GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna (Poland) 4-1 (82) SHCHERBATYKH Valeria (Russia)
(11) LIU Jia (Austria) 4-1 (40) BERGSTROM Linda (Sweden)
(14) WINTER Sabine (Germany) 4-0 (62) MISCHEK Karoline (Austria)
(20) GAPONOVA Ganna (Ukraine) 4-0 (71) YILMAZ Ozge (Turkey)
(47) ZHANG Xuan (Spain) 4-1 (23) BALAZOVA Barbora (Slovakia)
(2) LI Jie (Netherlands) 4-0 (92) KOLISH Anastasia (Russia)

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Round Two (Last 32)

Friday 21 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(1) POLCANOVA Sofia (Austria) 4-2 (63) CIOBANU Irina (Romania)
(12) EERLAND Britt (Netherlands) 4-3 (18) PARTYKA Natalia (Poland)
(15) SOLJA Petrissa (Germany) 4-1 (55) SHAO Jieni (Portugal)
(8) POTA Georgina (Hungary) 4-1 (19) XIAO Maria (Spain)
 
(6) EKHOLM Matilda (Sweden) 4-3 (43) LOEUILLETTE Stephanie (France)
(9) HAN Ying (Germany) 4-1 (26) NOSKOVA Yana (Russia)
(100) KUCEROVA Aneta (Czech Republic) 4-3 (52) LUPULESKU Izabela (Serbia)
(49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine) 4-0 (46) JEGER Mateja (Croatia)
 
(4) SZOCS Bernadette (Romania) 4-3 (42) GASNIER Laura (France)
(16) MITTELHAM Nina (Germany) 4-0 (24) PERGEL Szandra (Hungary)
(13) MIKHAILOVA Polina (Russia) 4-2 (38) HO Tin-Tin (England)
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-0 (35) SOLJA Amelie (Austria)
  
(37) MONTEIRO DODEAN Daniela (Romania) 4-2 (7) YU Fu (Portugal)
(29) GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna (Poland) 4-2 (11) LIU Jia (Austria)
(14) WINTER Sabine (Germany) 4-0 (20) GAPONOVA Ganna (Ukraine)
(2) LI Jie (Netherlands) 4-0 (47) ZHANG Xuan (Spain)

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Round Three (Last 16)

Saturday 22 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(1) POLCANOVA Sofia (Austria) 4-1 (12) EERLAND Britt (Netherlands)
(15) SOLJA Petrissa (Germany) 4-0 (8) POTA Georgina (Hungary)
 
(9) HAN Ying (Germany) 4-0 (6) EKHOLM Matilda (Sweden)
(49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine) 4-0 (100) KUCEROVA Aneta (Czech Republic)
 
(4) SZOCS Bernadette (Romania) 4-0 (16) MITTELHAM Nina (Germany)
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-2 (13) MIKHAILOVA Polina (Russia)
  
(29) GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna (Poland) 4-2 (37) MONTEIRO DODEAN Daniela (Romania)
(14) WINTER Sabine (Germany) 4-2 (2) LI Jie (Netherlands)

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Quarter Finals

Saturday 22 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(1) POLCANOVA Sofia (Austria) 4-1 (15) SOLJA Petrissa (Germany)
(49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine) 4-1 (9) HAN Ying (Germany)
 
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-1 (4) SZOCS Bernadette (Romania)
(29) GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna (Poland) 4-0 (14) WINTER Sabine (Germany)

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Semi-Final

Sunday 23 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine) 4-2 (1) POLCANOVA Sofia (Austria)
7-11, 16-14, 12-10, 11-13, 11-4, 11-5
 
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-1 (29) GRZYBOWSKA-FRANC Katarzyna (Poland)
13-11, 11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10

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Final

Sunday 23 September 2018

(Seeding) Name (Association) Result (Seeding) Name (Association)
(5) LI Qian (Poland) 4-2 (49) PESOTSKA Margaryta (Ukraine)
8-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 11-2, 11-2

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2018 European Championships

Women's Singles

GOLD MEDAL WINNER

Li Qian (Poland)

SILVER MEDAL WINNER

Margaryta Pesotska (Ukraine)

BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS

Sofia Polcanova (Austria)
Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc (Poland)

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles final - Li Qian celebrates the winning point Women's Singles final - Li Qian celebrates the winning point

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles final - Li Qian celebrates the winning point Li Qian celebrates the winning point

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles gold medallist - Li Qian Women's Singles gold medallist - Li Qian

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles silver medallist - Margaryta Pesotska Women's Singles silver medallist - Margaryta Pesotska

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles bronze medallists - Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc and Sofia Polcanova Women's Singles bronze medallists - Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc and Sofia Polcanova

 

2018 European Championships Women's Singles medallists Women's Singles medallists

 


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