Top Contender DIng Ning (Photo courtesy of ITTF)

With a selection of top players from around the world this event once again looks set to be a spectacular showcase of high-calibre table tennis.

Guo Yan is the notable absentee from the list, as current champion she was eligible for automatic selection; however, China have instead opted to enter the current world number one, LI Xiaoxia.

The tournament is set to be played in Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Singapore from the 28-30 October.

WR Player Selection Criteria

3 DING Ning, CHN 1 World Champion title holder
2 FENG Tianwei, SIN 1 Asian representative
28 PAVLOVICH Viktoria, BLR European representative
161 HSING Ariel, USA North American representative
246 MESHREF Dina, EGY African representative
180 LI Karen, NZL Oceania representative
50 WU Xue, DOM Latin American representative
1 LI Xiaoxia, CHN 2 WR 1
7 WANG Yuegu, SIN 2 WR 2
10 HIRANO Sayaka, JPN 2 WR 4
12 TIE Yana, HKG 1 WR 5
13 KIM Kyung Ah, KOR 1 WR 6
14 WU Jiaduo, GER WR 7
15 JIANG Huajun, HKG 2 WR 8
16 LI Jiao, NED WR 9
17 SHEN Yanfei, ESP WR 10
11 ISHIKAWA Kasumi, JPN 3 ITTF wild card 1
21 PARK Mi Young, KOR2 Withdrawn (click here for info)
20 LI Jiawei, SIN 3 ITTF wild card 3


27 LI Jie, NED2 Reserve player 1
30 HUANG Yi-Hua, TPE Reserve player 2

Selection Criteria

The participants will consist of the current holder of the World Cup, the World Champion, the Continental Champion or the strongest current player from each of the six continents, one player from the host Association, the top eight players from the World Ranking List and two ‘wild card’ selections.

This year Japan were offered an additional ‘wild card’ entry as part of the continued effort to support Japanese elite sport following the devastating events earlier this year.

However, following Park Mi Young’s withdrawal, due to injury, the ‘wild card’ allocation is back to two as this ‘wild card will not be directly replaced.