Mo Zhang had a very difficult first round match against Jieni Shao, 27, of Portugal who is ranked No. 60 in the World. Although Mo is ranked higher at No. 40, the match was very close and went the full distance.

Mo played well and won the match 4-3 by the slightest margin of 11-8 in the 7th and deciding game. (7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8).

“I am happy and excited and feel the emotions all at once. Something that you go through after a very close match like this.” Mo said immediately after the match.

Mo’s next match in the round of 64 is against Barbara Balazova, 29, of the Slovak Republic who is ranked No. 54 in the World.

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