Badminton Asia Championships: Xuerui Li ousts Sonia Su Ya Cheah in Women’s Singles quarter-final

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Badminton Asia Championships: Xuerui Li ousts Sonia Su Ya Cheah in Women’s Singles quarter-final
China’s top seed Xuerui Li remained consistent in her winning play as she reached into Women’s Singles semi-final after defeating Malaysia’s Sonia Su Ya Cheah in quarter-final clash of Badminton Asia Championships 2013 on Friday, April 19, in Chinese Taipei.
The World Number One, who is also ruling Olympic Champion, played with great control and she did not face any trouble in beating the in-form Malaysian shuttler in just 27 minutes.
The higher ranked Xuerui was quite comfortable in her aggressive and positive play as she remained in control of the game and managed to end it up in a lopsided fashion with a staggering margin of 21-13 and 21-7.
Meanwhile, the un-seeded Sonia could not stretch her incredible winning streak while playing against the top seeded Chinese opponent. She failed to create any pressure on her challenger and went down in straight sets in a one-sided manner.
In the starting set, the impressive Xuerui showed a staggering show on court as she executed shots with impressive variations from starting rallies.
The hard-to-learn variations in Xuerui’s shots assisted her to maintain her superiority against her opponent in the arena.
It was Xuerui who did not show any mercy to her spirited rival in the starting half and established a tremendous lead in the arena.
After the mid-game break, Xuerui stayed focused on court and remained successful in keeping a comfortable lead.
Xuerui was quite calm and composed in the arena as she did not show any sign of confusion and ended up the first game with a spectacular 21-13 score on the board.
Things were similar in the second set of this entertaining fight as Xuerui played in the similar attacking fashion.
Xuerui was in incredible control of the game and she faced no trouble in establishing a sound difference until the one-minute break.
In the second half of second game, the impressive Xuerui continued her comfortable run and easily clinched the second set by a superb difference of 21-7.
In the semi-final clash, Xuerui will face Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi who stunned the fourth seeded Thai shuttler Ratchanok Intanon in the other thrilling three-set quarter-final contest.



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