Home Town: Palo Alto, CA
Style of Play: Close Table Attacker
Sponsors: ICC, Butterfly North America, Shaklee, Jamberry
Highest Rating: 2544
- 2016 US Women's Singles Champion
- 2016 US Women's Doubles (with Jiaqi Zheng) Champion
- 2016 US Olympic Team Member (Singles & Team)
- 2016 US National & World Team Member
- 2015 North American Championships - Women's Singles Gold
- 2015 North American Championships - Women's Team Gold
- 2015 Pan Am Games - Women's Singles Bronze
- 2015 Pan Am Games - Women's Team Gold
- 2015 US National & Pan Am Games Team Member
- 2014 US Women's Singles Champion
- 2014 US Women's Doubles Champion
- 2014 US Mixed Doubles Champion
- 2014 World Junior Team Championships Bronze Medalist
- 2014 Youth Olympic Games Women's Singles Bronze Medalist
- 2014 US Open Junior Girls Champion
- 2014 Korean Open Youth Singles Finalist
- 2014 Youth Olympic Games Team
- 2014 US National Team Member
- 2013 US World Team Member
- 2012 US National Women's Singles Champion
- 2012 US National Women's Doubles (Jasna Rather) Finalist
- 2012 US National Championship Women’s U21 Finalist
- 2012 World Championships Junior Girls Singles Quarter-Finalist
- 2012 World Championships Junior Girls Team Quarter-Finalist
- 2012 US Olympic Team Member: Singles & Team
- 2012 US Olympic Team Trials - Qualifier
- 2012 US World Team & Junior Girls Member
- 2011 US National Championship Women Singles Finalist
- 2011 US National Championship Junior Champion
- 2011 US National Championship Women’s U21 Finalist
- 2011 US National Championship Mixed Doubles Finalist
- 2011 Qatar Peace & Sports Cup Women Double Champion
- 2011 Pan Am Games Women Singles Bronze
- 2011 Pan Am Games Women Team Bronze
- 2011 JUIC Junior Championship Junior Girls Champion
- 2011 JUIC Junior Championship Cadet Girls Champion
- 2011 JUIC Junior Championship Open Finalist
- 2011 North American Women's Singles Finalist
- 2011 North American Junior and Cadet Girls, Champion
- 2011 North American Junior and Cadet Girls Team, Champion
- 2011 World Team Member
- 2010 US National Championship Women Open Singles, 2nd place
- 2010 US National Championship Junior and Cadet Girls Singles, Champion
- 2010 ITTF Junior Circuit Finals, 9th
- 2010 Swedish Junior & Cadet Open, 2nd place, Under 16 Girls
- 2009 ITTF Global Junior Circuit Final – Japan
- 2009 Canadian Junior Open – Junior Girls Singles champion
- 2009 Chile Junior and cadet Open – Girls Doubles – Final
How were you introduced to table tennis: I was first introduced to table tennis by my parents and friend.
Personal Info: Reading, Music, Hanging out with friends
ITTF Pongcast - October 2016
ITTF Nov. 09, 2016
Join the Nittaku's ITTF Pongcast as it looks at all the international table tennis action in October 2016.
Historic 2016 ITTF World Cups
ITTF Oct. 25, 2016
The Liebherr 2016 Men's World Cup and Seamaster 2016 Women's World Cup were historic for many different reasons.
DHS ITTF Top 10 - 2016 Women's World Cup
ITTF Oct. 18, 2016
Check out the best 10 points from the Seamaster 2016 ITTF Women's World Cup by watching the DHS Top 10.
Teen Hirano becomes first Japanese table tennis World Cup winner
The Japan Times Oct. 09, 2016
Sixteen-year-old Miu Hirano became the first Japanese to win the table tennis World Cup in the women’s singles on Sunday, defeating Cheng I-ching of Taiwan 11-9, 11-5, 11-4, 11-8 in Philadelphia.
Miu Hirano responds to occasion, writes history, wins Seamaster Women’s World Cup
Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Oct. 09, 2016
Acclimatising and relishing in the occasion, Japan’s Miu Hirano secured the Seamaster 2016 Women’s World Cup title in Philadelphia at the final hurdle in a most impressive manner.
Women’s Table Tennis World Cup Debuts in the United States
Tim Casey, New York Times Oct. 08, 2016
A gathering of 19 players at Temple University in Philadelphia this weekend for the international Women’s World Cup may help the cause. The event, established in 1996, has never been held in North America before.
Table tennis pays a visit and breaks U.S. ground
Tim Casey, New York Times Oct. 08, 2016
When Lily Zhang visited the White House with other Summer Olympians late last month, she had a chance to speak with President Barack Obama.
2016 Seamaster Womens World Cup Results & Videos
USATT Oct. 07, 2016
Round by Round Results & Video from the Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Leading name makes successful start by Wu Yue proves worthy opponent
Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Oct. 07, 2016
A testing start but it was a successful start for Romania’s Elizabeta Samara, the highest rated player competing in the initial stage of the Seamaster 2016 Women’s World Cup in Philadelphia on the morning of Friday 7th October.
Samara eyes the World Cup title with a positive start
Neha Aggarwal Oct. 07, 2016
Without the Chinese, everyone has a chance to lift the Cup, I am going to give my best", said Elizabeta Samara after conquering over her mighty opponent Shen Yanfei (Spain).