Latest Badminton News and Articles

Smooth sailing for China as they overcome India

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 13 May 2010
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 980

SAINA Nehwal took world No. 1 Wang Yihan to the distance but it was otherwise smooth sailing for China as they reached the Uber Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win over India last night.

Saina was on the verge of pulling off a major upset over the 2009 All-England champion when she reached 18-all in the deciding game but was let down by her netplay. Yihan eventually pulled through 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 in 56 minutes.

China quickly snatched their second point after the world No. 1 doubles pair of Ma Jin-Wang Xiaoli beat Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa 21-8, 21-11 in 27 minutes.

Second singles player Wang Xin sealed victory for China with a clinical 21-10, 21-14 win over Sayali Gokhale.

Despite failing to get the better of her Chinese rival, Saina was pleased with her performance yesterday.

“She was very quick at the net. I made a few mistakes towards the end and she capitalised on it,” said Saina, who became the first Indian winner of a Super Series title at the Indonesian Open last year.

“I think I played really well as I was not expecting to win against her. I was just hoping to scare her a little bit.”

China, hunting for a 12th Uber Cup title, will take on Indonesia for a place in the final today.

Japan achieved their target to earn a semi-finals ticket when they overcame Denmark 3-1. Japan will take on South Korea for a place in the final. The Koreans had to weather a fierce onslaught from Russia before chalking up a 3-1 win.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: All England 2015

2015 All England Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Tommy Sugiarto shocks Lin Dan to reach India Open semis

New Delhi: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto fought off the

Lin Dan among the big names bidding farewell at the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympic Games are always packed with emotional stories a

Lee Chong Wei 'would quit' if suspended for doping (video)

By Jennifer Pak Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, sa

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended badminton news for you