World Badminton Championship: Top Seed Li Xuerui Lashes Out at Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal called for the Badminton World Federation to reduce the number of entrants per country at international tournaments to curb China's dominance in the sport.

updated: August 29, 2014 09:08 IST
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Xuerui Li from China in action against Li Han of China during Womens Single match in Badminton World Championship at Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen on August 28, 2014.


Copenhagen: China's Li Xuerui blasted away compatriot Han Li as she strode into the quarter-finals of the women's singles at the badminton world championships on Thursday.

World number one Li started the contest against her 12th-seeded opponent in irresistible form before closing out an emphatic 21-9, 21-17 victory in just 27 minutes in Copenhagen.

"We're team-mates so we're quite familiar with each other," said Li afterwards.

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