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No more Mr. Nice Guys
Ray Kennedy
June 29, 1981
Appearing in their first U.S. Open, the Chinese played to win—for a change
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June 29, 1981

No More Mr. Nice Guys

Appearing in their first U.S. Open, the Chinese played to win—for a change

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By the end of the tournament, no one was disputing that appraisal, save, perhaps, the South Koreans. Feeling pretty super themselves, they won both the men's and women's doubles titles. Otherwise, it was another All- China exhibition. Tong Ling beat Zhang Deying 21-16, 21-19, 21-18 for the women's singles championship, and Xie won the men's crown over Li Zhenshi 21-16, 15-21, 21-18, 21-18. Although the Chinese came bearing gifts, there were no gift games this time.

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