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Teenager Ai Fukuhara, the youngest-ever member of the Japanese national team, paired with Seiya Kishikawa to beat Belgium’s Damien Delobbe and Karen Opdencamp 3-1 and advance to the final round of the mixed doubles competition on Monday, the first day of the World Table Tennis Championships.

The Japanese pair, who earlier thrashed Iceland’s Guomundur Stethensen and Halldora Olafs 3-0, took the first two sets 11-3, 11-7 at the Paris-Bercy Hall.

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