An Se Young’s Young Answer! Fearless Win Over Marin.

An Se Young’s time has arrived.

At a just 17, she has become the first Korean player since Sung Ji Hyun in 2015 to win a Superseries or World Tour title at this level. She has also become the youngest women’s singles winner of a Super 500 Tournament or above on the HSBC BWF World Tour.

This has propelled her into Akane Yamaguchi, Ratchanok Intanon, and Tai Tzu Ying status – all of these the only women’s teenage winners of such top class tournaments. They all have also been World No 1 at some point in their careers.

From the way the 17 year old exchanged and dominated Marin today, it would seem that An Se Young’s time is quickly coming.

Winning her fourth title this season, the young girl had this to say,

“I’m extremely happy. I worked really hard for the win. This is a great victory for me. The fact I’m young helps me a lot because I don’t fear anything.”

It would seem like us badminton fans will have more exciting badminton to watch in the future.

 

We read this first on source : https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2019/10/27/an-se-youngs-day-in-the-sun-french-open-finals-2/

Jojo Christie Wins! Axelsen Cramps Out. Dramatic Finish.

The noise was loud when the semifinal’s day of the French Open 2019

World Number 7 Viktor Axelsen faced World Number 6 Jonatan Christie yesterday.

Rocketing to a massive 11-1 lead, Axelsen crushed Christie in the first set with a score of 21-7.

Axelsen was off to the perfect start taking the initiative and the lead 11-1. The first game was one-way street and the French Open runner-up from 2012 won the first set 21-7. Christie snatched the second set with a lengthy and hard fought 22-20 set to bring the game to the final set.

In the final set, it seemed as though Axelsen had it in his grasps, pulling ahead to a 19-10 lead. Unfortunately (or fortunately for Jojo), drama struck! Axelsen suffered from severe cramping in both legs during the final game, rendering him unable to move efficiently. With the handicap, Christie won 11 points in a row to take the game 7-21, 22-20, 21-19.

Axelsen was in tatters backstage as he delivered his post-match interviews.

It’s tough when you can’t move more than a few steps. When the legs started to cramp, I simply couldn’t do anything. Credit to [Jonatan] Christie though. He deserved to win. He played at a high pace and made no mistakes.” – Viktor Axelsen

Christie now faces defending champion Chen Long for the title – whom he has never won against in his career. With a head-to-head of 0-7 against Chen Long, the task is a daunting one for the Indonesian ranker.

 

Source : https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2019/10/26/christie-wins-axelsen-cramps-french-open-day-5/

Malaysians Only Survivors in Brutal French Fights

M'sian mixed doubles pair quarter-finalson on to French Open

Mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng – Lai Pei Jing (currently the world no.14) persisted in the hour-long match to clinch a 9-21, 21-18, 22-20 win against Indonesian rivals Rivaldy and Haningtyas.

It was definitely a delicious win for the pair, avenging their loss to the same opponents in the China Open last month.

Other Malaysian shuttlers – Chia-Soh, Mei Kuan-Meng Yean, and Vivian Hoo-Yap Cheng Wen were all knocked out in the second round. Mei Kuan-Meng Yean’s loss is especially bitter, with a tight score of 16-21, 23-21, 21-23.

We will be cheering for Kian Meng-Pei Jing as they challenge top seeds Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong of China in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Source : https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/badminton/2019/10/25/m039sian-mixed-doubles-pair-to-french-open-quarter-finals-after-beating-indonesians

Losing 12 Times at the Same Spot

Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon Playing Badminton

The infamous Malaysian mixed doubles pair were defeated 18-21, 18-21 in 46 minutes by Chae Yung Ju and Seo Seung Jae of Korea.

It is unfortunate for these independent players as they have worked hard in the past year and displayed above average results. Personally, I don’t enjoy the play style of this Malaysia pair (it’s a little bit haphazard at times), but we still root for them sincerely.

We read this news on: http://bam.org.my/news/denmark-open-peng-soon-liu-ying-bow-out-in-the-quarters

Malaysian Shuttlers Kicked Out of Podium

VICTOR China Open Badminton 2019

On the whole, the VICTOR China Open 2019 was an amazing event. With Momota handily winning another title in the Men’s Singles category, and Indonesia securing the Men’s Doubles podium with minions Sukamoljo-Gideon, Ahsan-Setiawan, and up-and-coming pair Ardianto-Alfian.

China waves their flags in all categories as usual, not wanting to miss out on the party. Unfortunately, none of our local players made it to the top, but they gave it their best shot.

The men’s doubles category were a reel of highlights in this event, so please go watch it guys.

Results were taken from: https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/tournament/3364/victor-china-open-2019/results/podium/