Progressing well in the India SS... Could be up against LXR again in the semi - THAT will be interesting.
Is she even part of the China national team?
must correct some informations here.
Liu Xin has been a member of CHN national team since 2010 and never faded out. She comes from Bayi team which produces Lin Dan, Li Xuerui, Wang Xin, Jiang Yanjiao, Zhao Tingting and He hanbin. In fact, it's considered as the second CHN national team by some people.
This all-round player had reached her best world rank No. 6 in 2011, even higher than Li xuerui at that moment. In 2012, she was chosen by LYB to go for the gold of the 2012 Uber Cup Preliminary along with Li xuerui and Wang Lin. But China was defeated by Japan, only Li xuerui won the match, Liu Xin and Wang Lin both failed in the final. Since then, it seemed she lost her confidence and was beaten consecutively by some non-CHN players. Many thought she would retire, but she had strived back to the stage in CNG, although lost in the final to Li xueri. After CNG, with 8 months disappearance from the international circle, she managed to win the title in China master in 2013. So she's always a member of CHN national team.
As for Han Li, according to hearsay, she was about to immigrate to France, after failed to become a national player. But she's such a tough player that LYB didn't want her to become the one like Pi hongyang. In order to keep her in China, LYB had to make her as a member of CHN national team. That's the reason why Han Li, who was not very young compared with the others, was chosen as CHN national WS player back in 2011. Well, I must emphasize that it's only a hearsay, never been verified.
Last edited by dieter_spath; 04-04-2014 at 12:03 AM.