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The Chinese women’s team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to capture its 16th title – Firstpost

He Bingjiao’s 10-21, 21-15, 21-17 victory against Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo completed a perfect 24-0 match record for hosts China on home soil at the Thomas and Uber Cup final in Chengdu this week.

China’s Chen Yu Fei lifts the Uber Cup after leading Team China 3-0 and beating Team Indonesia in the final on Sunday. AP

China won the Uber Cup for the 16th time when it beat Indonesia 3-0 in Sunday’s final to complete an unbeaten run to the women’s badminton team title. He Bingjiao’s 10-21, 21-15, 21-17 victory against Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo completed a perfect 24-0 match record for hosts China on home soil at the Thomas and Uber Cup final in Chengdu this week.

It allowed them to regain the title they lost to South Korea in Thailand two years ago. The slim chances for Indonesia depended on Gregoria Mariska Tunjung’s breakthrough in the opening hit against Chen Yufei.

But Chen never let her opponent into the match in a comprehensive 21-7, 21-16 win that gave China a 1-0 lead after just 38 minutes in the best-of-five final.

“I didn’t feel very comfortable even though I’ve played matches like that before,” Chen said. “I still feel stressed, and maybe my opponent was too. I always feel pressured in finals.

“I’ve lost to her before. What I did was watch a lot of matches that I had lost to her. It doesn’t help if I only watch matches that I have won.”

Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan didn’t give Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti and Ribka Sugiarto a sniff in a 39-minute doubles demolition.

“The scariest thing is when people think you have to win,” Chen Qingchen said. “Things become different when you assume you can win. All we have to do is prepare and be humble.”

Their 21-11, 21-8 gallop gave He the cup-winning victory in the second singles. “During the past three years we have experienced failures and I am happy that we were able to regain the title,” He said. The Chinese men will later play Indonesia in the men’s Thomas Cup final.

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