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BWF Thomas and Uber Cup: Host nation claims second group victory

Reporter: Xu Zhen 丨 CCTV.com

05-18-2016 10:58 BJT

The Thomas and Uber Cup, a team badminton event, taking place in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. China got off to great start, white-washing Malaysia 5-nothing. And they would look to continue that momentum against Spain in their second Group A encounter and keep the Europeans winless, after they lost their opener to Denmark.

Spain's world number one Carolina Marin took the first game against Wang Shixian, 21-19. However, the world number six fights back to level the match by winning the second 21-18, when she gets this drop shot.

It is tit-for-tat in the decider, with neither Wang or Marin able to establish a lead. Wang is able to move ahead late, smashing this winner at her opponent to lead 19-18.

Marin would try to stay in it, but the Spaniard cannot retrieve this point after it clips the net. Wang closes out a 19-21, 21-18, 21-19 victory, her fourth win in five matches against the world champ.

The result giving the Chinese team - and the crowd - a boost. World number four and current Asian champion Wang Yihan comfortably beat Beatriz Corrales 21-11, 21-9 to make it 2-0 for the hosts.

Then the third singles Sun Yu, continued China's fine play beating Clara Azurmendi 21-9, 21-8 sealing their second group victory, China rolls to a 5-nothing win, after also sweeping the doubles matches.

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