Charlotte Carey has reached next stage of Olympic qualifier in Portugal after two superb wins. Pic: Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Wales TT Star Charlotte Carey Beats Three Higher Ranked Players In Spanish Masterclass

Charlotte Carey produced one of the performances of her international career to just miss out on the Spanish Masters title in Madrid.

The Ebbw Vale-born star reached the final after beating three players ranked above her in the ITTF rankings – including two in the top 80!.

And it took world No 47 Bruna Takahashi to finally end the run of Spain-based Carey who is currently world no 152.

But it was close as the 24-year-old defied the difference in the rankings to push the Brazilian all the way before losing out 4-3 after coming back magnificently from 3-0 down.


Carey has now won the Vic International title and finished runner-up in the Spanish Masters since table tennis resumed following the COVID-19 forced suspension of competition.

Carey had seen off Spain’s world No 78 Galia Dvorak 4-3 in the semi-final earlier on Thursday.

Wales ‘six-time national champ has claimed the other two higher-ranked scalps after romping through her group with three wins out of three.

Charlotte Carey with Spanish Masters winner Bruna Takahashi after the final

Carey beat the Spanish duo of world No 73 Maria Xiao 3-0 and No 125 Sofia-Xuan Zhang 3-1.

She has also triumphed 3-1 over junior Spanish champion Ainhoa Cristobal.


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