Holders were aiming to win the 16th title in the women’s team championship, but the two countries were locked in a 2-2 standoff and it all boiled down to a singles match between China’s 15th seed. Wang Xie And Sim Yu-Jin ranked 46th.
Sim, who turned 23 on Friday, upset Wang 28-26, 18-21, 21-8 in a thrilling 88 minutes – winning South Korea’s first Uber Cup crown in 12 years.
It was a very disappointing conclusion for China, which jumped to an early lead in the tie when Chen Yufei The drama-filled marathon match was a spectacular win over N Se-Young.
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Chen, the world’s third-ranked and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist, trailed 21-17 in the opening game against fourth-ranked N.
AK took a five-point lead early in the second game but Chen won the game 21-15 and sealed the lead 22-20 despite the risk of an ankle injury.
Ann, who is still only 20 years old, had a hamstring strain in her right hand and both players fell to the ground exhausted after 91 minutes of strenuous action.
Disappointed and emotional Ann, who overcame the top-ranked Japanese star Akane Yamaguchi The day before, she said she was worried she had disappointed her teammates.
“I tried my best … I was at 20 points but then I lost control,” she said of her failure to take advantage of three match points.
Indonesia will play India on Sunday Thomas CupMen’s team championship, also in the Thai capital.