Ding Ning of China competes during the women's singles semifinal of table tennis between Ding Ning of China and Kim Song I of DPRK at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016. Ding Ning won Kim Song I with 4:1.（Xinhua/Shen Bohan）
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Twice table tennis world champion Ding Ning defeated her second straight defensive opponent Kim Song-I of DPR Korea here on Wednesday to set up an All-Chinese women' s singles final with teammate Li Xiaoxia in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Ding and Li' s final encounter will be the first time in the sport' s 28-year history since entering the Olympic programs that the same two players entered the singles final in back-to-back Olympic Games.
Extremely patient against the defensive player, Ding overcame Kim 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9.