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SEA Games 2017 First Tennis medal for Singapore in 22 years

24 August 2017
By Team Nila

Tennis - Women Singles Semi-Final held at National Tennis Centre on Aug 24th 2017  Stefanie Tan hitting a forehand return  (photo by AndrewJKTan/SportSG) 

Stefanie Tan's winning run at the 29th SEA Games came to an end earlier today (24 Aug) at the National Tennis Centre as she bowed out at the competition’s semi-final stage.

Despite a good fight, underdog Tan failed to overcome Thailand's Kumkhum Luksika, losing in straight sets (1-6, 1-6) to the competition favourite. Luksika was a gold medallist for the Women's team competition during the 2015 SEA Games.

As there are no third-placed playoffs in the tennis competition, this means that Stephanie Tan, in spite of her defeat, will bring home the bronze medal – the first SEA Games medal for Singapore Tennis since 1995 and the first women’s singles medal since 1983.

En-route to the semi-final, Tan defeated Tran Thuy Thanh Truc (VIE) 6-0, 6-0 in the quarter finals and Jawairiah Noordin (MAS) 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 16.

Tennis - Women Singles Semi-Final held at National Tennis Centre on Aug 24th 2017  Stefanie Tan hitting a forehand return  (photo by AndrewJKTan/SportSG) 

(Photos by Andrew Tan/Team Nila)

Tags: Major Games

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