I pity schenk. I thought she can go ahead and win a superseries title as a representative of European players. But she missed again. She is increasing her pace when she plays a chinese player and am missing that pace here against Ratchanok.
Why Chen Jin have to follow orders from LYB for the upcoming Wang Zhe Ming. It is so unfair just to boost this guy's ranking. I bet Chen Jin will be forced to quit from badminton sooner than later like what did happen to Bao Chun Lai.
It's not unusual for non-CHN players to play above themselves when facing the top CHN WS and then lose to other lesser players. The extra motivation and underdog mentality works to their advantage. The question is whether they can do it consistently, just one or two exceptional results is not good enough nor convincing. To rise to the top and stay there, you must keep winning often enough.