NEW DELHI, May 24 (Bernama) -- Defending champions, China retained Uber Cup in the 2014 edition of the prestigious badminton tournament for women after beating Japan 3-1 in the final at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here today.
China's first and world's best singles, Xi Xuerui defeated Minatsu Mitani 21-15, 21-5 in 36 minutes.
However, Japan's first doubles Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi brought the points to a 1-1 tie when they thrashed Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua 21-18, 21-9.
China;s second singles, Wang Shixian won the match against Sayaka Takahashi in 21-16, 21-12 to put them in the lead again.
Their second doubles Zhao Yunlei/Wang Xiaoli brushed aside Miyuki Maeda/Reika Kakiiwa in 21-13, 21-6 in 37 minutes for the winning point to retain the title.....