Mixed doubles top seeds Zhang/Zhao into final at badminton worlds   2011-08-13 20:30:55 FeedbackPrintRSS


China's Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei (L) play during their semifinal of mixed doubles against teammates Xu Chen and Ma Jin in 2011's Badminton World Championships at Wembley Arena, London, Britain, Aug. 13, 2011. Zhang and Zhao entered the final as Xu and Ma retired due to Ma's injury. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

LONDON, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Mixed doubles top seeds Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei from China breezily into the final at the Badminton World Championships after teammates Xu Chen/Ma Jin retiring for Ma's injury on Saturday.

Zhang and Zhao took the first set 21-17 then Ma decided to quit as the old injury on her right ankle recurred.

The world No. 1 Zhang/Zhao will wait for the winner between Indonesian pair Tantowi Ahmad/Lilyana Natsir and host duo Chris Adcock/Imogen Bankier.

Editor: Yang Lina
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