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Miu Hirano completed a remarkable run at the Asian table tennis championships on Saturday, winning the women’s singles title after defeating the world’s top two players on their home turf.

The 17-year-old Hirano silenced the home crowd in the final, beating world No. 5 Cheng Ming in straight games 11-9, 11-8, 11-7 as she produced crisp strikes both off her forehand and backhand to keep the Chinese at bay.

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