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11-year-old table tennis player loses at Commonwealth Games

AP  |  Gold Coast 

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Eleven-year-old Welsh prodigy bowed out of women's singles event on Tuesday but not before confirming her precocious talent.

Hursey took just 17 minutes to win her first singles match, but then lost in the second round in straight sets to Malaysia's Li

She had already competed in the team's event earlier this week, winning twice and showing some powerful forehands and composure.

Hursey, chaperoned by her mother at these games, started playing at the age of 5 and is believed to be the youngest to represent at a senior level. Chang praised Hursey.

"I felt a bit of pressure ahead of playing her but I made my preparations to help me in my match," Chang said.

"She is a good and she's still young, so she will improve." No. 1 said Hursey was impressive.

"I just felt really proud (of her). This won't be her first ... we will be seeing a lot more of her," Carey said.

The next are in Birmingham, England in 2022.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:55 IST
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