SPORTS China beat Indonesia to reach Sudirman Cup semifinal


China beat Indonesia to reach Sudirman Cup semifinal


15:42, May 20, 2023

Huang Yaqiong (L) and Zheng Siwei celebrates during the Sudirman Cup quarterfinal round in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 19, 2023. (Photo: CFP)

Team China swept past Team Indonesia 3-0 to reach the semifinals of Sudirman Cup on Friday, setting up the next round with Team Japan who knocked out Team Thailand 3-2 earlier.

Mixed doubles pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong suffered a first-set scare before rallying past Rinov Rivaldy and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 2-1.

"Neither of us felt very nervous, but maybe because of that, we didn't notice that our bodies were too relaxed to play," Huang said after the match.

"We haven't played the mixed team competition for a long time, so I was a little overwhelmed when I came on court," said Zheng.

"When we were 19-14 down in the second set, I suddenly felt like there were clear chants and cheers behind us. Then we believed we had something to lean on," Zheng added.

Men's singles player Shi Yuqi beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 22-20, 21-14 after 18-12 down in the first set.

Olympic women's singles champion Chen Yufei secured the holders' semifinal berth by beating Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in straight sets.

The other semifinal took place between Team Malaysia and four-time champions Team South Korea on Saturday morning and the latter has booked a place in the final.

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