China in unstoppable form to beat Spain 5-0 at Uber Cup

Wang Shixian fights from behind to stun World No. 1 Carolina Marin. (photo: AFP)

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.Wang Shixian fights from behind to stun World No. 1 Carolina Marin. (photo: AFP)

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.


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