Chen Qingchen-Tang Yuanting


Jung Kyung-eun-Shin Seung-chan

# 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.



China beat South Korea 3-1

(China first)


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

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