CHINA China beats Japan 3-0 to win record 11th Sudirman Cup

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China beats Japan 3-0 to win record 11th Sudirman Cup

Xinhua

17:01, May 26, 2019

NANNING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- China overwhelmed Japan 3-0 to win the record 11th title of the Sudirman Cup here Sunday afternoon.

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(Photos: People's Daily)

Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen, the World Championships 2018 winners, awarded China the opening point in the men,s doubles by beating Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe 21-18, 21-10 in 54 minutes.

Then, the 3rd-ranked Chen Yufei rallied from one game down to turn the tide for the hosts, winning the women's singles 17-21, 21-16 and 21-17 in one hour and 21 minutes against 4th-ranked Akane Yamaguchi who took the last six points in a row to take the first game.

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In the men's singles, the 3rd-ranked Shi Yuqi conceded the first game 15-21 but found his rhythm and controlled the match to take the last two games 21-5 and 21-11, stunning the world,s No. 1 Kento Momota to seal the victory for China.

Earlier, China who has competed in every edition of the biennial tournament, has recorded two Cup-winning streaks of four (1995-2001) and six (2005-2015) titles during the 30-year history of the Sudirman Cup, including the 2015 final which China also defeated Japan 3-0.

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