Thai spikers stun China to reach Asian final Women’s volleyball side defeat 13-time champs to set up meeting with Japan on Sunday SEOUL: Thailand stunned 13-time winners China on Saturday to advance to the finals of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in Seoul. The Thai women will be seeking their third title — they won previously in 2009 and 2013 — when they face Japan in the final on Sunday afternoon. Japan defeated South Korea 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 28-26) in their semi-final earlier on Saturday. Saturday’s semi-final against China was a tightly contested four-set affair, won 3-1 (23-25, 25–22, 34-32, 25-23) by Thailand. Thailand lost to Japan 3-2 in the final two years ago when the tournament was held in the Philippines.