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Denmark finishes second in the group
Date: 10/13/2021 12:18 AM
Published by : Rasmus Bech(BEC)

The Danish Uber Cup team lost to China in the final tie of the group stage.

A young Danish team faced the Chinese favourites in the last tie of the group stage on Tuesday night. The Chinese team is the seeded team of the group, and after a 5-0 victory the 2016 Uber Cup champions also finishes as winner of Uber Cup Group D.

Mia Blichfeldt got a rest day and in her absent 2021 European Championships runner-up Line Christophersen was promoted and entered court as the first Dane. Christophersen was not far from delivering an upset against the 2018 World Championships bronze medallist, He Bing Jiao. The 21-year-old lost in three games 23-21 13-21 15-21.

- I am a little sad about the end of the match, but overall, I am happy with my performance. The training at home is good, and I have to keep going and do, what I do, Christophersen said.

Tough challenge
Freja Ravn and Amalie Magelund, who were selected as women’s doubles number one, lost in straight games to the Tokyo 2020 silver medallists, Jia Yi Fan/Chen Qing Chen, before Line Kjaersfeldt was defeated by world number 18, Wang Zhi Yi.

- Overall I enjoyed to step on court today, and I think I played a good matches and I think I had chances. I made some stupid decisions and unforced errors in the end, but I enjoyed it on court today, Kjaersfeldt said.

Alexandra Bøje and Mette Poulsen lost the women’s doubles against Li Wen Mei/Huang Dong Ping, before Julie Dawall Jakobsen, who made her first entry in the tournament today, lost to Han Yue, who is ranked 12 spots above the Dane on the world ranking.

Denmark vs. China 0-5

Line CHRISTOPHERSEN - HE Bing Jiao 23-21 13-21 15-21

Freja RAVN/Amalie MAGELUND - CHEN Qing Chen/JIA Yi Fan 10-21 14-21

Line Højmark KJAERSFELDT - WANG Zhi Yi 21-12 15-21 17-21

Alexandra BØJE/Mette POULSEN - HUANG Dong Ping/LI Wen Mei 19-21 15-21

Julie Dawall JAKOBSEN - HAN Yue 17-21 9-21

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