China, Japan and South Korea roar into Uber Cup final four By Ali Iveson Thursday, 14 October 2021 China, Japan and South Korea – winners of the last 11 Uber Cup titles between them – all made it through to the semi-finals in routine fashion in Aarhus today. Reigning champions Japan laid down the gauntlet by not losing a game in their 3-0 victory over India.Akane Yamaguchi got the show on the road with a 21-12, 21-17 win over Malvika Bansod, before doubles pair Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto dropped only 18 points in their straight-games win.Sayaka Takahashi was a 21-16, 21-7 victor over Aditi Bhatt to complete the win.Mia Blichfeldt won the first game of the first match in hosts Denmark's tie with South Korea, but that was as good as it got.Nineteen-year-old An Se-young fought back to win 12-21, 21-8, 21-8.An Se-young's come-from-behind win put South Korea on their way to the Uber Cup final four ©Getty ImagesKim Ga-eun and the pairing of Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan delivered routine wins to set up a semi-final versus Japan.China saw off Chinese Taipei 3-0 – getting off to a hot start thanks to reigning Olympic champion Chen Yufei, who beat Pai Yu-po 21-16, 21-13.Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan – the Olympic women's doubles silver medalists – were taken to three games by Hsu Ya-ching and Hu Ling-fang but were victorious, allowing He Bingjiao to wrap up the tie.China will face either 2019 runners-up Thailand or Indonesia next, with that encounter ongoing.The draw was also made for the men's Thomas Cup quarter-finals, to be played tomorrow.Defending champions China face Thailand, host Denmark play India, Indonesia are up against Malaysia and 2018 runners-up Japan await South Korea. Timeline Related stories October 2021: Indonesia edge Chinese Taipei to top Thomas Cup "Group of Death" October 2021: Denmark and Indonesia record tight wins as Thomas and Uber Cup continues October 2021: 14-time winners China prove superiority with 5-0 wins in Uber and Thomas Cup October 2021: Japan and China ease to 5-0 wins on opening day at badminton's Uber Cup October 2021: China defend Sudirman Cup title after four-game triumph over Japan About the author Ali Iveson Follow @TacoAli Ali Iveson is a Desk Editor with insidethegames.biz. He has a multi-media background and previously worked in local television news, spending time covering American sports leagues and beyond for a streaming service. Contact Ali Read more of Ali's articles Follow @TacoAli on Twitter Tags Uber Cup Thomas and Uber Cup Finals badminton Share this page /* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */ var disqus_shortname = 'itga'; var disqus_identifier = '1114220'; /* * * DON'T EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */ (function() { var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq); })(); Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. comments powered by Disqus See our comment guidelines here