Samsonov and Samara crowned in Qatar

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Glory at the ITTF Qatar Open went to Vladimir Samsonov and Elizabeta Samara, who came through one-sided finals in the men's and women's draws.

Former European champion Samsonov overcame Dimitrij Ovtcharov in his final, while Samara got the better of Han Ying in the women's event.

Earlier on Sunday, Samsonov breezed past Chuang Chih-yuan in the semi-final, cruising to a straight-games victory, 13-11 14-12 11-5 11-7.

Ovtcharov was made to work harder in his last-four meeting with Marcos Freitas, eventually prevailing 11-2 10-12 11-9 11-6 9-11 11-8.

But he was no match for Samsonov in the final, as the Belarusian closed out an 11-9 11-8 15-13 6-11 11-9 success.

Samara was even more convincing in her clash with Han, romping to an 11-6 12-10 11-6 11-9 victory.

She had previously seen off Yang Haeun by four games to one in her semi-final, while Han had been forced to battle back from two games down against Feng Tianwei.

Feng eventually prevailed 6-11 8-11 11-7 12-10 11-7 5-11 12-10 in that encounter, but she was unable to unduly trouble Samara in the final as the Romanian took the honours.