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India Women’s Team Passes Round Robin as Top Group

21 May 2014

Host country India women’s team captured the top spot in the round robin, winning against Thailand on Tuesday, May 20th.

It was Saina Nehwal (NR900) and Ratchanok Intanon’s (VTZF2, SHBF1NLX) first time facing each other this year. Saina was leading the first game by 11-8, however, the 2013 World Champion caught up to 12-all. The game grew tense as neither side allowed the other to get above one another, constantly bringing the score to a tie until 20-all. Saina then upped the ante, delivering some great rallies, overtaking Ratchanok and grabbing the first game with 22-20. In the second game, Saina took the initiative, grabbing a lead of 11-4, and keeping it to finish the match by 22-20 21-14. India defeated Thailand by 3-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals as the top group.

In the Thomas Cup group D, France advanced to their first ever quarterfinal, defeating Russia by 3-2. Teams that have already advanced to the quarterfinals are listed below.

Thomas Cup: China, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand

Uber Cup: China, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, (Chinese Taipei or England)


Tournament Results: Day 3

Thomas Cup

Group A

Indonesia def. Nigeria 5-0

Thailand def. Singapore 4-1

Group B

Denmark def. England 5-0

Japan def. Hong Kong China 5-0

Group D

China def. Chinese Taipei 5-0

France def. Russia 3-2


Uber Cup

Group X

Indonesia def. Singapore 4-1

Korea def. Australia 5-0

Group Y

India def. Thailand 3-2

Hong Kong China def. Canada 4-1

Group Z

Denmark def. Germany 5-0

Japan def. Malaysia 4-1