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Singapore's Yu Mengyu stuns another top seed to reach Olympics semis

World No. 47 Yu Mengyu of Singapore saw off Japan's 10th-ranked Kasumi Ishikawa on Wednesday morning to reach the semi-finals of the table tennis women's singles competition at the Tokyo Olympics. AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Singaporean paddler Yu Mengyu's giant-killing run in the table tennis women's singles competition at the Tokyo Olympics continued on Wednesday as she defeated world No. 10 Kasumi Ishikawa 4-1.

The victory marks Yu's maiden last-four appearance at the Games, and was her second huge upset in a row after she defeated Chinese Taipei's Cheng I-Ching - ranked 8th in the world - 4-0 in the previous round.

It initially looked as though the 47th-ranked Yu's impressive displays in Tokyo would be coming to an end as he lost the first game to Ishikawa 11-8, only for her to fight back strongly.

In particular, Yu showed plenty of composure to take the third game 14-12 despite trailing early on, and then romped home by taking the next two games 11-6 and 11-2.