China thrashed India 5-0 in the Sudirman Cup on Sunday, but the defending champions were given a tough workout by their unfancied opponents while Taiwan managed a surprise win against Malaysia.
So distraught were the Chinese officials over their players' lacklustre performances in their opening Group A match that they snubbed the official press conference after their tie.
The eight-time winners of the trophy, who are gunning for their fifth consecutive crown, took more than three hours to subdue their opponents to virtual guarantee themselves a place in the quarter-finals.
The third team in Group A are former champions Indonesia, who play India on Monday.
With only three teams in each of the four groups, the top two countries will qualify for Thursday's quarter-finals.
More worryingly for China was the form of world champion Wang Yihan, who was stretched to three games by upcoming Indian star P. V. Sindhu. Sindhu was playing in place of the injured Saina Nehwal.
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After beating Saina in the semifinal Yesterday , Wang Shixian stepped in as the favourite's for the title. But for the Rising badminton star Ratchanok Intanon it was her second heartbreak in little more than a week when she lost to Wang Shixian of China in the final of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold in Basel on Sunday.
Ratchanok came up short in her second successive final, but the teen sensation was set down in consecutive sets by her experienced Chinese opponent 21-16, 21-12.Earlier on Saturday fourth seeded Shixian halted Saina's journey to a consecutive third final by winning the match 21-11, 10-21, 21-9 in 50 minutes denying the Indian to celebrate her 23rd birthday Sunday with the title.
In the Men Singles another Chinese Wang Zhengming was on top of the world after winning the Swiss Open Title . The 23-year-old shuttler overcame his compatriot Du Pengyu to claim his first international title since the World Juniors in 2008. Wang Zhengming started in an attacking manner ,moved ahead with a lead 11-5 at the first break, while Du was struggling to gather his rhythm,
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