Chen Yufei lost to An Xiying at the Malaysian Open and China’s badminton team won three finalsFlying into the homes of ordinary people
In the women’s singles semi-finals of the Malaysian Open Badminton Championship held yesterday, Tokyo Olympic champion Chen Yufei lost 1-2 to Korea’s An Seying. An Seying will compete with Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi for the women’s singles title.
Caption:Chen Yufei lost 1 to 2 to Korean player Xiying Xinhua News Agency (the one below)
Chen Yufei had an 8-1 record against An Xiying before, but she did not play well yesterday. She was beaten 9-2 by her opponent as soon as she played, and lost the first game 12-21. Although Chen Yufei struggled to win the second game 21-19, she was still stopped by her opponent in the deciding game and finally lost 9-21. 21-year-old An Xiying has been a rising star in the badminton world for the past two years, and has been ranked in the top four of the world rankings for a year.
Caption: Xiying returned the ball in the game
In another women’s singles semi-final, Akane Yamaguchi defeated Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 2-0 (21-18, 21-16).
The men’s singles final will be played between Axelsen from Denmark and Kodai Naraoka from Japan. Axelsen eliminated Changshan Kanta of Japan 2-0 yesterday, and Naraoka Kodai Kunlavut of Thailand defeated 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 21-17).
The Chinese team won the finals in all three doubles events. The teenage men Liang Weikeng/Wang Chang and Rankireddy/Shetty from India fought three rounds in the semi-finals and Liang Weikeng/Wang Chang eventually won 2-1 (21-16, 11-21, 21-15). Indonesian combination Alfian / Adianto for the championship.
Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won the women’s doubles semi-final with ease, winning the first match 21-9 against the Indonesian team of Rahayu/Ramahandi. Ramahandy accidentally netted his right ankle with the first goal of the second game, and the Indonesian team had to retire. In the other semi-final, Zhang Shuxian/Zheng Yu lost 0-2 (17-21, 21-23) to Baek Ha Na/Lee You Lin of South Korea.
Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong also won easily in the mixed doubles semi-finals, defeating Indonesia’s Ferdinandsa/Videgaga in straight sets with a score of 21-16, 21-18. In the other semi-final, Japan’s Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino defeated Thailand’s Dechapo/Sasili 2-0 (21-18, 21-15).(Xinmin Evening News reporter, Wang Zhiling)