SINGAPORE - Host Singapore's shuttlers were no match against the seasoned team from Thailand, losing 0-3 in the badminton women's team semi-finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
Liang Xiao Yu got off to a hopeful lead in the first singles but Thai star Ratchanok Intanon, fresh from winning the Indonesian Super Series last Sunday, soon beat her 21-17, 21-14.
Debuting as a pair, Vanessa Neo and Shinta Mulia Sari lost the first doubles 12-21, 19-21 to Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Puttita Supajirakul after a close fight in the second set.
Grace Chua, 19 and making her Games debut, lost 6-21, 15-21 to Busanan Ongbumrungpan.
Said Ratchanok, who won the 2013 World Championships and is the current Asian champion: "I went in with a mentality that this was training and it helped me relax.
"In fact, I play that way for all my competitions now, like the Super series on Sunday - to play for experience.
"My goal is to perform at the Olympics (in Rio)."