# Li Xuerui gets China the first point in first singles
# Koreans fizzle out after winning marathon first doubles in 94 minutes
By Rizal Abdullah
Defending champions China overwhelmed South Korea 3-1 in the final to win the Uber Cup in Kunshan, China on Saturday.
This is the 14th time that China has won the world women’s team event – giving the Chinese something to savour after the disappointing outing by their men in the Thomas Cup Finals.
Olympic champion Li Xuerui came back from a set down to win her match against Sung Ji-hyun 14-21, 21-13, 21-10 in 58 minutes.
However, the Koreans stunned the homesters in the first doubles to level the score at 1-1 when Jung Hyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan came out victorious over Jian Qing-Zhao Yunlei 16-21, 21-17, 25-23 in a marathon 94 minute match.
Wang Shixian restored China’s confidence by winning the second singles against Kim Hyo-min 21-13, 21-12 in 45 minutes.
China sealed the title when their second doubles pair Chen Qingchen-Tan Yunagting strolled to a 21-14, 21-16 win over Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee in 51 minutes.
UBER CUP FINAL (May 21)
China beat South Korea 3-1
Li Xuerui beat Sung Ji-hyun 14-21, 21-13. 21-10
Wang Shixian beat Kim Hyo-min 21-13, 21-12
Tian Qing-Zhao Yunlei lost to Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan 16-21, 21-17, 25-23
Chen Qingchen-Tang Yuanting beat Chang Ye-na-Lee So-hee 21-14, 21-16