Kunshan: It’s another easy 5-0 sweep for China in their third game at the Thomas and Uber Cup in Kunshan on Tuesday, this time against Spain.
The Chinese women turned in an almost immaculate sheet, especially when World No. 6 Wang Shixian stormed past World No. 1 Carolina Marin in a marathon first women’s singles match by beating the Spaniard 19-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a three-game tussle that lasted 87 minutes.
Following Marin’s loss, the Chinese team went charging ahead after Sun Yu and World No. 4 Wang Yihan recorded straight set wins in the second and third women’s singles match to lead their team to the 5-0 rout.
In the Uber Cup Group C tie, Thailand won against Indonesia 3-2, as the Thais narrowly survived a tough Uber Cup test after Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai managed to save two match points to beat Anggia Shitta Awanda/Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah 14-21 21-17 24-22 in 75 minutes to register the third point for Thailand.
Japan and India went on to sweep Germany and Australia in the Uber Cup Group D ties, and will face each other in their final group tie on Wednesday.