Li Ning China Masters: Wang Yihan crushes Sapsiree Taerattanachai in semi-final showdown
China’s top player Wang Yihan eased into Women’s Singles final after putting up a strong show in semi-final clash when she hammered Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand at the Li Ning China Masters Super Series 2012 at Changzhou, China, on September 15.
The World Number One Yihan, who was placed at the top in Women’s Singles main draw of the championship, registered her supremacy over her un-seeded challenger Sapsiree without facing any trouble.
The higher ranked Yihan played to her maximum potential in this semi-final battle and remained successful in winning the battle in straight games with a stunning margin in just 39 minutes.
In the meanwhile, the lower ranked Sapsiree could not continue her giant killing performance as she failed to dominate the pace of rallies against her higher ranked Chinese opponent and eventually lost the match in a lopsided fashion.
Yihan played positive badminton in opening set of the contest and remained successful in getting a wonderful lead without wasting any time.
The wonderful control and aggression of the Chinese shuttler earned her a wonderful lead until the end of opening half.
Yihan continued her impressive run on court after the break without showing any mercy to her rival and eventually grabbed the opening game with a remarkable margin of 21-13.
In the following set, the Chinese shuttler played to her maximum potential and did not let her Thai opponent to put up strong resistance in opening half.
The Thai player committed many errors as she failed to control the pace of rallies and remained trailing behind on the board.
On the other hand, the in-form Yihan remained on track and took a wonderful lead until the mid-game break in the second set.
The Chinese lady continued her roller-coaster run after the break as did not spare any chance for her rival to get close on score board.
Yihan was in complete control of the game and she easily ended up the second game with a crushing 21-9 score on the board.
The impressive Chinese player won this semi-final contest in a completely one-sided score of 21-13 and 21-9.