Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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Buoyed by home support, Saena Kawakami made an impressive comeback to defeat Sung Ji Hyun in the first round of Women’s Singles at the DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open 2017. The 20-year-old Japanese player displayed great maturity and determination throughout the match, winning with a score of 19-21, 21-14, 21-18. Kawakami fought back from deficits of 7-14 and 12-17 in the final game to ultimately overcome her experienced Korean opponent.

In an interview after the match, Kawakami acknowledged Sung as a top player and expressed her delight at performing well against her. She mentioned that she was cautious of Sung’s height and tried not to give her the opportunity to smash. Comparing her performance to previous matches, Kawakami felt that she was more aggressive and focused on each point rather than thinking about winning.

With this victory, Kawakami advanced to face Sayaka Takahashi in an all-Japan clash in the second round. Takahashi secured her spot by defeating Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt with a score of 21-12, 21-12.

In another match, Carolina Marin sought redemption against Chen Xiaoxin, who had defeated her in a previous tournament. Marin, the Olympic champion, dominated the game with a score of 21-11, 21-11 in just 36 minutes. She expressed her satisfaction with the match and praised her adaptability to the conditions of the hall, which had minimal drift.

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Looking forward, Marin acknowledged that it has been a while since she last won a Superseries title. However, she remains optimistic and committed to doing her best in upcoming tournaments. Marin’s next opponent is Saina Nehwal.

In other early results of the tournament, top contenders in all categories progressed without any surprises. However, Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie, who had competed in the Korean Open final just three days prior, were eliminated in the Men’s Singles event. Ginting lost to Hu Yun from Hong Kong, while Christie was defeated by Kenta Nishimoto from Japan.

On the flip side, HS Prannoy of India delivered a dominant performance against Anders Antonsen from Denmark, winning with a score of 21-12, 21-14. Antonsen expressed disappointment in his performance, describing it as one of the worst matches of his career. Prannoy, on the other hand, was pleased with his consistency and ability to control the longer rallies.

Unfortunately, Women’s Singles top seed Tai Tzu Ying from Chinese Taipei withdrew from the tournament due to a shoulder injury, giving Haruko Suzuki of Japan a walkover into the second round.

As the tournament progresses, it promises to be an exciting display of skill and determination from the world’s top badminton players. Stay tuned for more updates and thrilling matches at the DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open 2017.

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Q: Who won the match between Saena Kawakami and Sung Ji Hyun?

A: Saena Kawakami won the match against Sung Ji Hyun with a score of 19-21, 21-14, 21-18.

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Q: Who will Saena Kawakami face in the second round?

A: Saena Kawakami will face Sayaka Takahashi in an all-Japan clash in the second round.

Q: Who did Carolina Marin defeat in the first round?

A: Carolina Marin defeated Chen Xiaoxin in the first round with a score of 21-11, 21-11.

Q: Who will Carolina Marin play against in the next round?

A: Carolina Marin’s next opponent is Saina Nehwal.

The DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open 2017 has showcased some thrilling badminton matches so far. Saena Kawakami from Japan made a remarkable comeback to defeat Sung Ji Hyun in Women’s Singles, while Carolina Marin sought redemption and emerged victorious against Chen Xiaoxin. However, top contenders in all categories have progressed smoothly, except for Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie, who were eliminated in Men’s Singles. HS Prannoy delivered an impressive performance, dominating his match against Anders Antonsen. Unfortunately, Women’s Singles top seed Tai Tzu Ying withdrew due to injury. Stay tuned for more exciting matches in the tournament and witness the world’s top players battle it out on the badminton court. Visit Carnegiecentre.com for more updates and coverage of the DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open 2017.