BEST OF THE BEST: The Thomas Cup men's badminton team and the Uber Cup women's team badminton championships get underway at Senayan Indoor stadium. Eight teams from Japan and South Korea (extreme left) and China and Russia played in the Uber Cup event (second from left) while in the Thomas Cup action Indonesia met Finland and China against Sweden (extreme right) in their matches last night.
LONELY VICTORY: Sweden's Thomas Johansson stretches to retrieve the shuttle during his game against Dong Jiong of China. The Swede became the only player to beat the Chinese. The Chinese lost 15-6 17-15 in last night's match.
SHUTTLE FODDER: Nedezhda Chervjakova (on the floor) receives medical treatment for her knee injury as her Russian teammate Irina Yakhuseva looks on during their Uber Cup match against China's Wu Yuhong and Chen Ying. The Russians forfeited as they were 10-15 down in the first set and trail 5-9 to give China a convincing 5-0 win yesterday.
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