Denmark have checked Asia's domination at the BWF World Championships in Guangzhou with Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe reaching tomorrow's level doubles semi-finals.
Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis did their best to keep the England flag flying at the World Championships but went down in three games against the Chinese ninth seeds as England and Scotland players went out one after another on day three in China.
Chris Adcock and Gabby White are England's only seeded players at the BWF World Championships, starting in Guangzhou on August 5.
England's two entries at the Yonex Canada Open make an early exit in Richmond, British Columbia.
England's World Championships have started their last three weeks of preparations for the BWF World Championships in China by heading for a special training camp in Denmark.
Peter Briggs and Harley Towler put in the best performance by the GB badminton squad at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan by reaching the men's doubles quarter-finals before falling to Russia's top pair.