Friday, 25 May 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM
Four highlights of the group stage
*SCHOOLGIRL An Se-young won the deciding point for South Korea in a Uber Cup Group C tie against Denmark. The 16-year-old debutant hardly showed nerves in her 21-16, 21-12 win over Line Christophersen. Se-young and India’s 16-year-old Lakshya Sen, who stole a point from Lin Dan of China in the Thomas Cup Group B tie, are the youngest in the Finals.
*IF there is an award for a cool dude, Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark will win it for sure. He showed no signs of fatigue but fought confidently in an 80-minute match against Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in a Thomas Cup Group D tie. After the match, the 30-year-old slumped on the floor – unable to stand up after the draining match. His point saw Denmark beat Malaysia 3-2.
*YOUNGSTER Goh Jin Wei stole the show at the Finals when she scored a 21-7, 21-0 win over Yaelle Hoyaux of France in a Group D tie. No other player won 21-0 during the group stage.
*CHINA superstar Li Xuerui’s proud record of winning all her matches in the Uber Cup Finals over a decade ended when she lost to Ruselli Hartawan of Indonesia in a Group D tie.