Badminton Ahn Se-young, ahead of AG, battles with Yamaguchi to win China Open
Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life Insurance), the star of Korean women’s badminton, reaches the finals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 1000 China Open and challenges for her 9th win of the season.
World No. 1 Ahn Se-young will play the final of her tournament against her archenemy Akane Yamaguchi (No. 2, Japan) at the Changzhou Olympic Center in China on the 10th.
Ahn Se-young secured her ticket to the finals by defeating Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying (4th) 2-0 (21-18 21-14) in the semifinals of the competition held the previous day (9th).
Additionally, Ahn Se-young went on a 5-game winning streak against Tai Tzu-ying, continuing her overwhelming lead in her opponent’s record with 9 wins and 2 losses.
Ahn Se-young’s opponent in the finals is Yamaguchi. Ahn Se-young is behind Yamaguchi in their all-time record with 8 wins and 12 losses, but she leads this year’s head-to-head match with 3 wins and 2 losses, including her last two wins in a row.스포츠토토
If Ahn Se-young wins this competition ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games, which opens on the 23rd, she will reach the top for the 9th time this season.
Ahn Se-young got off to a good start with back-to-back wins at the India Open and Indonesia Masters earlier this year, and she went on to dominate the most prestigious tournament, the All England Open, in March.
She won eight gold medals this season, including winning the Thailand Open and Singapore Open in June, the Korea Open in July, the Japan Open, and a sweep of the World Championships last month.
Meanwhile, the world’s second-ranked women’s doubles pair, Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Geumgo) and Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport), will also advance to the finals and challenge for her third gold medal of the year against the world’s number one pair, Chen Qing Chen and Jaifan (China).
The mixed doubles winning group of the World Championships, Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance) and Chae Yu-jeong (Incheon International Airport), also advanced to the finals by defeating the Tan Kemung-Lai Peijing pair (Malaysia) 2-0 (21-19 21-11).