After a thrilling final at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, Korea stunned defending champions China to capture their second Uber Cup title. Korea fought back from behind twice to deny China a record-extending 16th title in the famous team tournament in a tie that lasted close to 90 minutes apiece.
- In the deciding singles match, Korea’s 46th-ranked Sim Yu-jin faced China’s 15th-ranked Wang Zhiyi, with the final knotted at 2-2. Sim, who turned 23, beat Wang 28-26, 18-21, 21-8 in an hour and 28-minute match.
- After a surprising run in Bangkok, Korea won the Uber Cup for the first time in 12 years. The Asian giants beat India 5-0 to win their group, then defeated Denmark and Japan 3-0 in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, respectively.
- World No. 3 In the first game, Chen was defeated by fourth-ranked An by 21-17. The Korean had a five-point lead early in the second game, but Chen came back to win that game 21-15 and the decider 22-20, despite an ankle injury concern.
- In the second doubles match of the final, Korea’s Km Hye Jeong and Kong Heeyong defeated Ping Huang and Li Wen Mei in straight games, forcing the final to a decider.