China advances to the Uber Cup final after sweeping past Thailand
China will defend their Uber Cup on Saturday after they made another quick work of host nation Thailand with a 3-0 whitewash Friday afternoon at Bangkok’s Impact Stadium.
It was a walk in the park for the holders, as they won it by dropping just a single game all session long.
Reigning Olympic champion Chen Yufei extended her dominating run against former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon, with the world number three needing only 47 minutes to take down the hometown bet 21-18, 21-12.
Then, the top tandem of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fai lost their opening game to the duo of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, but won the next two to claim a 17-21, 21-13 and 21-15 result that took them an hour and 14 minutes to complete.
World number 9 He Bingjiao only needed 45 minutes to clinch the tie and seal their place in the final, where she beat Pornpawee Chochuwong with a pair of 21-15 scores.