Saturday, May 15, 2010

South Korea upsets China for first Uber Cup title

South Korea ended China’s long-time supremacy in Uber Cup badminton women’s team championship with a convincing 3-1 win over the defending champion in the final in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

The victory capped South Korea’s six attempts to lift the trophy, five of them were foiled by the same nemesis.

Second doubles team of Lee Kyung Won and Ha Jung Eun assured South Korea of the coveted title for the first time ever after coming from behind to beat world number two pair of Du Jing and Yu Yang in a thrilling three-setter 19-21, 21-14, 21-19.

South Korea had taken a commanding 2-0 lead, thanks to nearly flawless performance of first singles player Bae Seung Hee who downed world number one Wang Yihan in straight sets and first doubles team of Lee Hyo Jung and Kim Min Jung who bounced back to upset world number one team of Ma Jin and Wang Xiaoli in three sets.

World number two player Wang Xin had to overcome psychological pressure to beat Sung Ji Hyun 21-14, 16-21, 21-7 and keep China’s hopes alive.

Well... what can I say... Korea has written the new history for Uber Cup...

info : The Jakarta Post

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