Unseeded Chinese suffer upsets  
 
Published on 06/01/2012     Source : BWF

The strength of Chinese badminton is so overwhelming that even a win over their unseeded second string players is, or at least feels like, an upset. That in no way mitigated the elation felt by three lucky winners on quarter-finals day at the 2012 Victor Korea Open.

Among the first to feel it at the first 2012 OSIM BWF World Superseries Premier event were Russia’s Alexandr Nikolaenko / Valeri Sorokina (pictured right).  After dominating 7th seeds Anugritayawon / Voravichitchaikul in the first round, the Russians finally found their way into a Superseries semi-final for the first time ever, scoring a three-game win over ...

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