Ahn Se-young-Kim Ga-eun, Indonesia Open quarterfinals… Women’s doubles meet the Great Wall in the quarterfinals
Korean women’s badminton ace Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance, world No. 2) is cruising toward her 6th championship this year. Kim Ga-eun (25, Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 27th) beat Wang Ji-yi (China), world ranking 7th, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Federation (BWF) Indonesia Open.
Ahn Se-young defeated Kirsty Gilmore (Scotland, world No. 33) 2-0 토토사이트(21-11 21-9) in the women’s singles round of 16 at the BWF Super 1000 Indonesia Open held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 15th.
The Indonesia Open is the highest rated Super 1000 tournament along with the Jeonyeong Open, Malaysia Open and China Open among the BWF World Tour. Ahn Se-young rose to the top by defeating Ratchanok Inthanon (Thailand) in the final of this tournament in 2021. As a Korean female player, she lifted the championship trophy in 31 years since Lee Young-sook (53) in 1990, and she is set to regain the top spot in two years.
Ahn Se-young won the women’s singles at the BWF World Tour Super 750 Singapore Open, which ended in Singapore on the 11th. Having reached the finals in all of the international competitions she has competed in this year, she managed to reach the top five times.
Challenging for her 6th win of the season, Ahn Se-young reached the quarterfinals by knocking out Gilmore in 32 minutes. On her way to the semifinals, Ahn Se-young faces Heo Bing-jao (China, world number 5).
Ahn Se-young, who met Heo Bing-jao in the Thailand Open final held in Bangkok, Thailand on the 4th, won 2-0 (21-10 21-18) and rose to the top of this tournament.
Kim Ga-eun defeated Wang Ji-i, who was expected to be a difficult opponent, 2-0 (21-19 22-20). After beating Wang Jiyi, who is 20 steps higher in the world ranking than himself, he will meet Chen Yufei (China, world No. 4) in the quarterfinals.
If Ahn Se-young and Kim Ga-eun both pass the quarterfinals, they will face each other in the quarterfinals.
In the women’s doubles, Lee So-hee (29, Incheon International Airport) and Baek Ha-na (23, MG Saemaul Geumgo) beat Japan’s Iwanaga Rin and Kananishi Kie 2-1 (21-15 17-21 21-10).
They won the Malaysia Masters last month. Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na, who won the silver medal at the Singapore Open, are challenging their third championship since their formation in October last year.
Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na face off against world No. 1 Cheon Qing-cheon and Xifan (China) in the quarterfinals. In the final of the Singapore Open, Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na met Joe Cheon Ching-chun and Zaipan, but failed to cross the Great Wall and finished runner-up. Reunited in Jakarta after 5 days, they challenge revenge.
Jeong Na-eun (23, Hwasun-gun Office)-Kim Hye-jeong (25, Samsung Life Insurance) Jo also advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Hong Kong’s Young Eung-ga-ting-Young Pui-lam group 2-0 (23-21 21-11).
Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong meet the Chinese group on the threshold to the semifinals. They will face off against world No. 3 Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu to advance to the semifinals.
Men’s doubles Kang Min-hyeok (24, Samsung Life Insurance)-Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Sports Corps) group advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Hoki Takuro-Kobayashi Yugo (Japan) group 2-0 (21-18 21-14).
Kang Min-hyuk and Seo Seung-jae will play in the quarterfinals against Indonesia’s Leoroli Karnando and Daniel Marcin.
Men’s doubles Choi Sol-gyu (28, Armed Forces Athletic Corps)-Kim Won-ho (24, Samsung Life Insurance) and mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Sports Corps)-Chae Yoo-jeong (28, Incheon International Airport) were all eliminated in the round of 16.
Meanwhile, SPOTV, SPOTV ON, and SPOTV NOW, a sports OTT service, broadcast major matches of the Indonesia Open via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.