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Belgium’s Lianne Tan Emerges Victorious in Women’s Singles Semi-Finals at Baku 2015 European Games

Belgium’s Lianne Tan showcased her resilience and skill as she advanced to the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles event at the Baku 2015 European Games. Despite her sibling Yuhan’s earlier loss in the Men’s Singles quarter-final, Tan’s triumph over France’s Delphine Lansac brought hope to Belgium’s badminton campaign.

In the upcoming semi-finals, Tan will face Spain’s Clara Azurmendi, while Bulgaria’s Petya Nedelcheva will take on Denmark’s Line Kjaersfeldt. The Women’s Singles quarter-finals were tightly contested, with three out of four matches going the distance. Nedelcheva, a seasoned player, staged a remarkable comeback after losing the first game against Russia’s Ksenia Polikarpova, ultimately prevailing with a score of 13-21, 21-11, 21-13. However, Nedelcheva’s compatriot Linda Zetchiri, the top seed, suffered an upset loss to Azurmendi, with the final score ending at 19-21, 21-17, 21-17. In another quarter-final match, Line Kjaersfeldt comfortably defeated Anna Thea Madsen, her fellow Danish player, with a score of 21-9, 21-14.

Tan’s path to victory was far from easy. Lansac exhibited dominance early in the match, displaying agility and control at the net. With an 11-5 lead in the second game, it seemed that victory was within the Frenchwoman’s grasp. However, Tan staged a formidable comeback from 7-10, scoring several consecutive points as Lansac appeared to falter under pressure. From midway through the decisive third game, Lansac struggled to match Tan’s superior athleticism, ultimately succumbing with a final score of 16-21, 21-16, 21-15.

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In the Men’s Singles event, the top seed Scott Evans from Ireland was defeated by young Dane Emil Holst, with a final score of 21-17, 21-14. Holst’s next opponent will be Germany’s Dieter Domke. Another semi-final will feature Lithuania’s Kestutis Navickas, who triumphed over Yuhan Tan with a score of 21-14, 21-6, and Spain’s Pablo Abian.

The Men’s Doubles top seeds, Mathias Boe and Carsten Morgensen from Denmark, encountered no difficulties in securing a spot in the final. They outplayed Raphael Beck and Andreas Heinz from Germany with a score of 21-18, 21-17. In the final, Boe and Morgensen will face European champions Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov from Russia, who comfortably defeated Ireland’s Sam Magee and Joshua Magee with a score of 21-5, 21-9.

Stefani and Gabriela Stoeva, the Women’s Doubles top seeds from Bulgaria, secured their spot in the final by defeating the third seeds Ozge Bayrak and Neslihan Yigit from Turkey with a score of 21-14, 21-9.

In the Mixed Doubles semi-finals, top seeds Sam and Chloe Magee will face France’s Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine, while Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen from Denmark will compete against Raphael Beck and Kira Kattenbeck. Beck and Kattenbeck from Germany caused a major upset by defeating second seeds Vitalij Durkin and Nina Vislova from Russia with a score of 21-16, 21-19.


FAQs

Q1: Who is Lianne Tan?
Lianne Tan is a badminton player from Belgium who recently advanced to the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles event at the Baku 2015 European Games.

Q2: Who will Lianne Tan face in the semi-finals?
Lianne Tan will be facing Spain’s Clara Azurmendi in the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles event.

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Q3: How did Lianne Tan secure her victory in the quarter-finals?
Lianne Tan showed great determination and skill as she made a remarkable comeback to defeat France’s Delphine Lansac with a final score of 16-21, 21-16, 21-15.


Summary

Belgium’s Lianne Tan displayed her resilience and talent as she advanced to the semi-finals of the Women’s Singles event at the Baku 2015 European Games. Despite facing tough competition, Tan’s victory brought hope to her team and showcased her ability to overcome challenges on the court. In the upcoming semi-finals, she will face Spain’s Clara Azurmendi in what promises to be an exciting match. Stay tuned for more updates and results from this thrilling badminton tournament.

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