2016 Women's World Cup

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct. 07 - 09, 2016

Women's World Cup

Main Draw - Women's Singles

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“City of Brotherly Love” To Host World Title Event from October 7-9 

The 2016 ITTF Women’s World Cup will be held at the United States for the first time ever, as the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced today that USA Table Tennis has bee selected to host the prestigious event from October 7-9, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

The state-of-the-art Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University will host the World Cup, which features the best 20 women’s table tennis players on earth. This will be the first time an ITTF World Cup singles event has been hosted on North American soil. The United States previously hosted the World Team Cup (1992 - Las Vegas, NV) and the World Junior Championship (2007 - Palo Alto, CA). 

ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT stated: “The ITTF can’t wait to bring the Women’s World Cup to Philadelphia and to the United States for the first time. The USA is a key market for the ITTF and table tennis, with many up-and-coming young talents making way onto the international stage. We hope that this big event will help further develop the sport in the USA!” 

"On behalf of USATT and all of the millions of table tennis enthusiasts in the United States, I would like to thank the ITTF for selecting us to host the most prestigious women's table tennis event in the world this October,” commented USATT CEO Gordon KAYE.  "To be able to host this field of very talented women, most of whom will also be competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is incredible. We look forward to an amazing event highlighting the great sport of table tennis and the top female athletes from around the world” concluded KAYE.

The ITTF Women’s World Cup is the one of the most prestigious events on the international table tennis calendar, with top table tennis players qualifying through their respective Continental Cups together with the current World Champion, one host player and a wildcard. A list of currently qualified players is below.

Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:00am ET at http://www.liacourascenter.com/events or by calling 800-298-4200. Phone orders are only accepted from 10:00am – 5:00pm ET, Monday – Friday. 

Event schedule and pricing is as follows:

  • Friday, October 7– Qualification Rounds
    • All Seats (Upper and Lower General Admission) - $20
  • Saturday, October 8 – Round of 16 and Quarter Finals
    • Lower Level VIP - $50
    • Lower Level Reserved - $30
    • Upper Level General Admission - $20
  • Sunday, October 9 – Semi-Finals and Finals
    • Lower Level VIP - $50
    • Lower Level Reserved - $30
    • Upper Level General Admission - $20

Student and group discounts are available. All prices included tax and facility fee. Additional fees may apply.

Women’s Starting list

WR Name Country Qualification
4 Feng Tianwei Singapore Asian Cup 3rd place
7 Cheng I-Ching Chinese Taipei Substitute
9 Mima Ito Japan Asian Cup 6th place
14 Miu Hirano Japan Asian Cup 5th place
15 Petrissa Solja Germany Substitute
16 Yana Tie Hong Kong Asian Cup 4th place
23 Melek Hu Turkey Europe Cup 2nd place
25 Jia Liu Austria Europe Cup 3th place
26 Haeun Yang Korea Asian Cup 9th place
29 Elizabeta Samara Romania Europe Cup 4th place
34 Huajun Jiang Hong Kong Asian Cup 7th place
41 Georgina Pota Hungary Europe Cup 7th place
48 Sabine Winter Germany Europe Cup 6th place
51 Yanfei Shen Spain Europe Cup Winner
55 Sofia Polcanova Austria Europe Cup 5th place
101 Lily Zhang United States of America Wild Card
110 Dina Meshref Egypt African Cup Winner
146 Yue Wu United States of America North American Cup Winner
156 Zhenhua Dederko Australia Ocean Cup Winner
211 Lady Ruano Colombia Latin American Cup Winner


Key Dates/Times - Liacouras Center at Temple University
 6 October 2016, 7:00pm @ Liacouras Center (Media room) – Draw for Stage 1
 7 October 2016, 10:00am @ Liacouras Center – Day 1, Stage 1
 7 October 2016, 4:30pm @ (TBD) – Draw for Stage 2
 7 October 2016, 7:30pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 1, Round of 16
 8 October 2016, 2:00pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 2, Round of 16
 8 October 2016, 7:00pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 2, Quarterfinal
 9 October 2016, 2:00pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 3, Semi Final
 9 October 2016, 6:00pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 3, match for 3rd place
 9 October 2016, 7:00pm @ Liacouras Center – Day 3, Final

Prize Money
Winner: US$45,000
Runner-up: US$25,000
3rd place: US$15,000
4th place: US$10,000
5th – 8th place: US$6,000
9th – 16th place: US$3,250
17th – 20th place: US$1,250
Total: US$150,000

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