Badminton: Shock defeat for Susanti

James Leigh
Saturday 20 May 1995 23:02


Shock defeat for Susanti

Susi Susanti, of Indonesia, regarded by many as the greatest women's singles player of all time, suffered a stunning defeat in the semi- finals of the team event in the World Championships as the champions, South Korea, made a spirited defence of the Sudirman Cup, writes James Leigh from Lausanne. Susanti was beaten 3-11 11-5 11-5 by the Asian Games champion, Bang Soo-Hyun. Earlier, Indonesia had gone 2-0 up after the former All England champion Heryanto Arbi had beaten the world No 18, Kim Hak-Kyun, in the men's singles and Heryanton Trikus and Minarti Timur had won the mixed doubles against Kim Dong Moon and Gil Young-Ah. Susanti's defeat cut the lead to 2-1, but Eliza and Rosiana Zelin won the women's doubles to give Indonesia a 3-1 winning lead and eliminate South Korea.

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