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The OUE Singapore Open 2014 has been full of surprises and upsets in both the Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles categories. Let’s take a closer look at the unexpected outcomes and standout performances from the tournament.

Women’s Doubles Upsets

Fifth seeds Ma Jin and Wang Xiaoli faced a stunning defeat in the first round of the Women’s Doubles category. The Chinese pair, who have recently reunited after successful partnerships with other players, were defeated by the in-form Korean duo Jung Kyun Eun and Kim Ha Na. The match ended with a scoreline of 17-21, 21-17, 21-17 in favor of the Koreans. This victory sets them up for a second-round clash with another Chinese pair, Luo Ying and Luo Yu.

While there were no major surprises in the rest of the Women’s Doubles matches, it’s worth noting that Jung Kyun Eun and Kim Ha Na’s compatriots and fourth seeds Jang Ye Na and Kim So Young failed to advance. They were defeated by Singapore’s Yao Lie and Shinta Mulia Sari with a score of 21-19, 21-18.

Men’s Singles Surprises

The Men’s Singles category also witnessed some unexpected outcomes. Swiss Open champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark suffered a big upset against Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki. Despite holding a commanding lead of 18-9 in the third game, Axelsen couldn’t close out the match. Wong made a remarkable comeback and eventually won the match with a score of 16-21, 21-13, 24-22.

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Axelsen’s compatriot Hans-Kristian Vittinghus, who had been performing well before the tournament, faced a tough challenge from local hopeful Derek Wong. Despite putting up a strong fight, Vittinghus couldn’t turn the tide in the third game, resulting in a 21-16, 16-21, 21-16 victory for Wong. Wong will now face India’s Sai Praneeth in the next round.

Other notable matches included qualifier Simon Santoso’s victory over China’s Tian Houwei and Korea’s Lee Dong Keun’s triumph over India’s Kashyap Parupalli in a long and closely contested match.

Mixed Doubles Excitement

Even the Mixed Doubles category didn’t escape surprises, as two of the top three seeds encountered early challenges. China’s Xu Chen and Ma Jin were pushed to three games by Danish qualifiers Soren Gravholt and Kamilla Rytter Juhl. The Chinese duo eventually emerged victorious. Another third-seeded pair, Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na of Korea, had to battle through three games to overcome Hong Kong’s Chan Yun Lung and Tse Ying Suet.

Summary

The OUE Singapore Open 2014 has been a tournament filled with unexpected results and thrilling matches. From upsets in the Women’s Doubles to surprising comebacks in the Men’s Singles, the competition has provided plenty of excitement for badminton fans. Make sure to follow the action closely to see who will emerge as the ultimate champions.

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