|He Bingjiao of China reacts in the women's singles match against Hung Yi-ting of Taiwan during their quarter-final match at the Uber Cup badminton tournament in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by=Xinhua)| [Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] AARHUS: China took revenge on Thailand by claiming the victory 3-0 here in Ceres Arena on Friday to reach the Uber Cup final. China Daily Sports reported that China vowed to defeat the opponents since the team had lost to Thailand 3-2 in the 2018 Uber Cup semi-final. They secured the final spot by taking three straight wins. The match between the Tokyo Olympics champion Chen Yufei and Ratchanok Intanon ended as the Thai No. 1 singles shuttler retired in the first set 5-2 due to injuries. "I just came back training not long ago, obviously I'm not 100% fit to be here. I'm so sorry for today. I still have some injury problems. My shoulder could not handle the game like this," said the 26-year-old Thai. Ranking No. 6 in world women's singles, Intanon believed it would be so tough to play against Chen in the current scenario and she wouldn't force herself and make things worse. Intanon also pointed out that she had to show up in the game to secure the current match-up for the team. In the following doubles match, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan overpowered Rawinda Prajongjai and Puttita Supajirakul 21-15, 21-10. Jia told Xinhua in the post-match interview that the Thai duo started warming up even before the first singles game started.
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