Turkey's reigning European champion Melek Hu brushed aside home hope Ning Zhing 4-0 in the Islamic Solidarity Games women's table tennis singles final in Baku on Friday.
The Chinese-born player battled through a tight opening game, before racing to victory and claiming a crucial gold medal for her country in their race with Azerbaijan to top the overall medals table.
Hu saved two game points in a dramatic opener, which ended when Ning sent two forehands long as it finished 13-11.
Despite being cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd, Ning started to struggle in the second game.
The 28-year-old Hu totally dominated and doubled her lead with some fierce shots that her opponent could not lay a bat on at all.
The Fenerbahce player wrapped it up 11-4 in just a few minutes to close in on her second successive Azeri scalp, after seeing off Wang Miao 4-1 in the semi-finals.
Ning refound her rhythm in the third game but after two straight points forced sudden death, Hu repaid the favour to take it 12-10 and move to within one of the gold medal.
The world number 17 was far too good for the 17-year-old Ning and she closed out the match 11-4 with four points on the trot.
Wang made it two home players on the podium with a 4-1 victory earlier on Friday over Iranian Neda Shahsavari in the bronze-medal match.
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