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Chinese Taipei teenager Tai Tzu Ying and Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk showcased their exceptional skills and advanced to the semi-finals of the Yonex Japan Open 2012.

Tai Tzu Ying’s Impressive Performance

Tai Tzu Ying, known for her remarkable talent, outplayed her fellow teenager Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in a one-sided match. With a score of 21-16 21-16, Tai secured her spot in the last four and is set to face No. 2 seed Sung Ji Hyun of Korea. Tai has already proved herself by defeating renowned players such as Wang Xin, Saina Nehwal, Tine Baun, and Wang Yihan. Her crafty shots from the back court and deceptive strokes left Ratchanok scrambling to keep up.

Porntip Buranaprasertsuk’s Memorable Victory

It has been a challenging season for Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, but she achieved a significant win by defeating top seed Tine Baun of Denmark in Women’s Singles. The match was a hard-fought battle, with both players establishing leads. Ultimately, Porntip came out on top with a score of 21-18. This victory marks a highlight in her career, giving her the boost she needed.

Exciting Prospects in Men’s Singles

The Men’s Singles category saw Lee Chong Wei, the top seed, effortlessly progress to the next round after defeating his younger compatriot Chong Wei Feng. However, Taufik Hidayat, a formidable opponent, couldn’t make it to the semi-finals. Simon Santoso, the top-ranked Indonesian player, leveled his overall record against the former Olympic champion to 5-5. Santoso is now set to face Lee Chong Wei in the semi-finals.

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Thrilling Matches Ahead

The other half of the draw features Thai veteran Boonsak Ponsana facing Hong Kong’s Hu Yun. Ponsana displayed his experience and skill in a match against Japanese youngster Kazumasa Sakai, winning with a score of 21-9 21-6 in under half an hour. Ponsana will now look forward to his match against Hu Yun, who aims to reach his second Superseries final in a row.

Mixed Doubles Showdown

In the Mixed Doubles category, Lilyana Natsir partnered with Muhammad Rijal instead of her regular partner Tontowi Ahmed. They secured a place in the semi-finals with a straight-games victory over Tan Wee Kiong and Ng Hui Lin of Malaysia. Their opponents in the semis will be No. 2 seeds Shintaro Ikeda and Reiko Shiota, local hopefuls who have impressed the home crowd.

The Yonex Japan Open promises an exciting display of badminton skills. Stay tuned to witness the thrilling matches, and for more updates, visit Carnegiecentre.


  • Q: When is the Yonex Japan Open final?

    • A: The date and time for the Yonex Japan Open final will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates on Carnegiecentre for more information.
  • Q: How can I watch the Yonex Japan Open matches live?

    • A: The Yonex Japan Open matches will be broadcasted live on various sports channels. Check your local listings or visit Carnegiecentre for more details.


The Yonex Japan Open 2012 has been full of spectacular performances and surprising outcomes. Talented players from around the world have showcased their skills, thrilling badminton enthusiasts worldwide. Stay connected with Carnegiecentre for the latest updates, highlights, and analysis of the tournament.

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