China Badminton Super League (CBSL): Chen Long leads Qingdao to victory over Liaoning

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Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

Beijing: Last year’s China Badminton Super League (CBSL) defending champions Qingdao had very little trouble in their tie against Liaoning on Saturday as the Chen Long-led Qingdao drubbed Liaoning 4-1.Chen Long plays a very stable and delightful game in China Badminton Super League (CBSL) on Saturday.

Qingdao got off to a great start with Zhang Nan/Luo Ying by beating Wang Zekang/An Yu 21-17, 21-10 to give their team a 1-0 lead.

Next up, Chen Long only needed 35 minutes to see off Zhang Weiyi of Liaoning 21-12, 21-8 to open Qingdao’s lead to 2-0.

Liaoning managed to steal a point from Qingdao when Guo Kaiyi/Sun Zhanming overcame Qingdao’s Qiu ZiHan/Guo Yuchen 21-18, 24-22 to narrow Liaoning’s deficit to 1-2.

The Qingdao team extended their lead to 3-1 after Hui XiRui demolished Xie Yang 21-10, 21-7 in the women’s singles match in just 22 minutes.

An Yu/Zheng Yuwen had no chance against the former World No. 1 women’s doubles pair Luo Ying/Luo Yu whose speed and agility easily took the match away from the Liaoning shuttlers. In the end, the Luo sisters sealed the match 21-13, 21-8 and Qingdao manage to extend their 8 tie unbeaten run in the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) season.

On the contrary, in Lin Dan’s absence, Guangzhou team suffered their 7th loss of the season by going down 2-3 to Xiamen.

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