Both pairing have met each other once before with the Chinese pairing taking the honors. This time around, the Japanese pairing seems to be on fire and wanted to end the Chinese pair dominance in China itself.
The Japanese pairing started off well with a 21-17 victory but couldn’t handle the pressure and lost 21-13, 21-12 in the 2nd & 3rd set respectively in a 74 minutes match thriller.
Tang Yuanting-Yu Yang (China) bt Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
17-21. 21-13, 21-12