Despite the loss, Wang Lin played better than I expected. She has the strokes but no fitness to match. Had thought Soldier Schenk would win emphatically but it turned out to be a creditable one for WL.
Liu Xing and LXR started off their international career at about the same time, both of them playing the final of the Asia Badminton Championship in 2010, won the LXR who eliminated Saina in the semi-final. Now they are practically worlds apart as far as results are concerned.
Intanon is a child prodigy, highly regarded by the CHN camp. She could use a break though, she has been playing virtually non-stop the past one,two years. It would do her a lot of good, recharge, regroup and fine-tune her game the better to scale new heights.