World no.1 Akane Yamaguchi suffered a second defeat in three days on the Thomas and Uber Cup.© AFP
World primary Akane Yamaguchi suffered a second defeat in three days on the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Thailand on Friday as Japan have been dumped out within the semi-finals by South Korea. An Se-young’s battling win over Yamaguchi set the Koreans on their approach to a 3-0 victory and a spot in Saturday’s remaining of the ladies’s staff championships towards China. Holders China defeated hosts Thailand by the identical 3-0 scoreline in Bangkok within the different semi-final.
Cheered on by her Japanese team-mates whacking drums and shaking tambourines, world champion Yamaguchi dominated the primary recreation 21-15 towards the world quantity 4 An.
She additionally appeared in management early within the second recreation, however the 20-year-old An was capable of flip round a six-point deficit.
A spate of unforced errors from Yamaguchi additionally contributed to An’s change of fortune as she received the second recreation 21-18.
Yamaguchi carved out a five-point lead within the deciding recreation however a seven-point run from An noticed Yamaguchi’s frustrations develop.
An epic 44-shot rally took its toll on the Japanese as An levelled the scores at 18-18.
Two important errors from Yamaguchi noticed the teenager acquire the higher hand after which seal the match 21-18, earlier than mendacity on the ground screaming in delight.
“Throughout the recreation I attempted to extend the pace of the shuttle however… I might lose management, it precipitated many errors,” Yamaguchi instructed reporters.
On Wednesday, Yamaguchi suffered a shock loss to Bilqis Prasista, a teenage Indonesian rookie ranked 333rd on the earth.
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