With the World Championships just two months away, the China women's singles camp is looking concerning after the unexpected defeat in the Uber Cup last month. Let's see how China's women's singles fared in the first half of the year: Wang Yihan  has lost 4 times to outsiders this year including the recent Uber Cup: lost to Bae Youn Joo @ Malaysia Open 2010 SF 21-17 13-21 19-21 lost to Tine Rasmussen @ All England 2010 F 14-21 21-18 19-21 lost to Yip Pui Yin @ Swiss Open 2010 2R 17-21 22-24 lost to Bae Seung Hee @ Uber Cup Finals 2010 21-23 11-21 Wang Lin  has dropped to 4th spot after losing to Hirose twice this year and skipped the rest of the tourneys since then: lost to Eriko Hirose @ Malaysia Open 2010 QF 19-21 21-15 19-21 lost to Eriko Hirose @ All England 2010 QF 21-10 16-21 18-21 Wang Xin  is the most consistent player among the 5 at this moment but still lost once to the Korean gal: lost to Bae Seung Hee @ Korea Open 2010 12-21 14-21 Wang Shixian  is the youngest player in the team: lost to Maria Febe Kusumasturi @ All England 2010 QF 13-21 21-15 16-21 Lu Lan  is no way near the form that won her the World Champion last year: lost to Tine Rasmussen @ All England 2010 QF 21-16 21-23 11-21 lost to Saina Nehwal @ Singapore 2010 SF 21-8 17-21 8-21 Reminder: We are discussing about China's women's singles camp, please don't bring in other non-related countries (I know I should be more worried about Lee Chong Wei and Koo/Tan)! =============================================== 1. Will China fail to retain the Women's Singles title since 1999? (Camilla Martin is the last non-China player to be crowned as World Champion back in 1999) 2. If you were Li Yongbo, which players will you choose? 3. What is the current batch of players lack of compared the likes of Zhang Ning and Xie Xingfang? Your thoughts?