Badminton No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi beat once more as Japan bow out

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 within the Thomas and Uber Cup ultimate in Thailand on Friday as Japan was knocked out by South Korea within the semi-finals. Si-young’s struggling victory over Yamaguchi gave the Koreans a 3-0 win and a spot within the ultimate of the ladies’s crew championship towards China on Saturday. Holders China beat hosts Thailand within the second semi-final with the identical 3-0 scoreline in Bangkok.

Pleased together with his Japanese teammates drumming and enjoying the tambura, world champion Yamaguchi dominated the opening sport 21-15 towards world quantity 4 N.

She additionally appeared in management at first of the second sport, however the 20-year-old N managed to make up the six-point deficit.

Yamaguchi’s quite a few unforced errors additionally contributed to the flip in N’s fortunes as he received the second sport 21–18.

Yamaguchi took a five-point lead within the deciding sport, however a seven-point run from N elevated to Yamaguchi’s frustration.

An epic 44-shot rally took its toll on the Japanese as Ann leveled the rating at 18-18.

Yamaguchi’s two crucial errors noticed the teenager achieve the higher hand after which seal the match 21-18, earlier than mendacity on the ground screaming for pleasure.

“Throughout the sport I attempted to extend the pace of the shuttle however… I might lose management, it made a number of errors,” Yamaguchi instructed reporters.


On Wednesday, Yamaguchi suffered a crushing defeat towards Bilkis Prasista.

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