In the early morning of October 16, Beijing time, the 2021 Uber Cup semi-final was held in Aarhus, Denmark. With the outstanding performance of Chen Yufei, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan, and He Bingjiao, the second-seeded Chinese team swept the Thai team 3-0 and successfully avenged the defeat to their opponents in the previous semi-finals. In this regard, the Chinese team took the lead in entering the Uber Cup finals and will face the winner between the South Korean team and the Japanese team in the final. This is the 18th time the Chinese team has reached the Uber Cup final since it participated in the Uber Cup for the first time in 1984. In fact, from 1984 to the present, only a 2-3 loss to Thailand in the semi-finals of the previous competition has failed to win the finals.
Women’s singles: Chen Yufei 5-2 (retired) Intanon
The new Olympic women’s singles champion Chen Yufei ranked second in the world, and Thailand’s first sister Intanon ranked sixth in the world. Three years ago, in the semi-finals of the last U.S. Cup, Chen Yufei lost to Intanon in the first women’s singles 1-2. After that, Guoyu’s second single Gao Fangjie and third single Li Xuerui also lost, leading to a 2-3 accident for the team. Lose to the opponent. After the Tokyo Olympics, Danon missed the Sudirman Cup which started at the end of September due to the sudden death of her mother. Before the start of the Uber Cup, Intanon arrived at the match to play with the Thai team, but he did not play in the group stage and yesterday’s quarter-final match against Indonesia.
In the first game of the game, when Chen Yufei took a 5-2 lead, Intanon unexpectedly announced his retirement. Intanon’s current situation has not yet returned to a state where it can play normally, but the rules of the Tangyou Cup are that each team must arrange the order of appearance according to the world rankings. Intanon will play a single on the field, so that Li Weiwei can play against China. The team had two singles and Busanland had three singles against the Chinese team. Chen Yufei said after the match: “I prepared very well today because I lost to her the last time. I really want to prove myself in today’s match. I know something happened to her before, and I think she can come. Very good, I hope she can adjust and return to the arena as soon as possible.”
Women’s Doubles: Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan 2-0 (21-15, 21-10) Putita/Ravinda
Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan are the silver medalists in the women’s doubles at the Shinco Olympic Games. The world’s second-ranked team played against Thailand’s temporary combination Putita/Rawunda. In the first game, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan took the 6-3 lead first, Putita/Lavinda overtook the score 10-9, and Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan entered the technical timeout of the game with an 11-10 lead. Then the two sides fought fiercely to 14 draws, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan scored 5 points after leading 161-5 and quickly won the game 21-15. In the second game, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan started 9-2, and then they maintained their advantage to 14-8. Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won the second game 21-10 and won the opponent in 42 minutes for the Chinese team to score the second point of the game.
Women’s singles: He Bingjiao 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) Li Meihua
In the third women’s singles, He Bingjiao, ranked 9th in the world, played against Li Weiwei, ranked 10th in the world of Thailand, and the two ranked relatively close in the world. If the Thai team does not arrange for Intanon to play at all, there will be a situation where Li Weiwei will play against Shinco Olympic champion Chen Yufei and Busanlan will play He Bingjiao. The Thai team may think that their team is less likely to win. He Bingjiao had played against Li Meihua 10 times before, and He Bingjiao led by 8 wins and 2 losses. The last time the two played against each other was the All England Open in March last year, and Li Meihua won 2-1.
In the game, Li Meiwei took a 6-2 lead at the start, and He Bingjiao entered the technical timeout with an 11-9 lead. He Bingjiao scored 5 points in a 14-12 lead and quickly extended the lead to 19-12. He Bingjiao won the first game 21-15. In the second game, He Bingjiao scored 4 points in a row to get a 4-0 lead. She entered the technical timeout with a 11-4 lead. He Bingjiao continued to expand her advantage 16-9, and she ended the fight 21-16. In this regard, the Chinese team defeated the Thai team 3-0 and reached the Uber Cup final for the 18th time in team history. (Red)Return to Sohu to see more
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