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

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-26 17:18:11|Editor: Li Xia
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Li Junhui(R)/Liu Yuchen of China compete during men's doubles match against Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe at the final between China and Japan of Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 26, 2019. Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen won 2-0. (Xinhua/Kong Hui)

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

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.

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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