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Published: 11:28, May 13, 2022
China, Japan advance to Uber Cup semifinals
By Xinhua
Published:11:28, May 13, 2022 By Xinhua

Chen Yufei of China competes in the singles match against Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi of Indonesia during a quarter final match between China and Indonesia at Uber Cup badminton tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, May 12, 2022. (RACHEN SAGEAMSAK / XINHUA)

BANGKOK - China and Japan both achieved commanding victories in the Badminton Uber Cup quarterfinals on Thursday, putting them one step closer to reviving the previous competition's final.

Bilqis Prasista, carrying her form from yesterday's surprising victory against Japan's top singles shuttler Akane Yamaguchi, took the first set against China's He Bingjiao in the third match

Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei opened the path to victory for China by defeating Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi in straight sets, followed by Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan with a 2-0 victory.

Bilqis Prasista, carrying her form from yesterday's surprising victory against Japan's top singles shuttler Akane Yamaguchi, took the first set against China's He Bingjiao in the third match. But He then took over and won 19-21, 21-18, 21-7, handing China a 3-0 victory.

Meanwhile, Yamaguchi defeated rival Tai Tzu Ying, leading Japan to a 3-0 win over Chinese Taipei.

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China will play hosts Thailand in the semifinals, while Japan will face South Korea for the other final berth. China defeated Japan to win last year's Uber Cup trophy.


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