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Table tennis start Kelly Sibley wins South Shields Grand Prix

Steve Carpenter 16th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

LEAMINGTON’s Kelly Sibley has won the latest women’s singles event on England’s Grand Prix circuit.

The 27-year-old was in great form at the South Shields GP, which is the fourth of this season’s series but it was the first Sibley has entered.

England’s number one players blitzed through her group and progressed through to the quarter-final stage to set up a last four meeting against Megan Phillips from Wales.

Phillips became the only player in the tournament to take a game off Sibley by levelling the match at 1-1. She also held a 7-2 lead in the fourth before Sibley came back to seal a 3-1 win (11-5, 5-11, 11-6, 13-11).

In the final, Sibley faced fellow England Commonwealth Games team member Karina Le Fevre and raced out to take the first game 11-3 to set her up for a 3-0 victory (11-3, 11-8, 12-10) completed on her third match point.

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