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After an eventful start, the Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier has reached an exciting second round. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights and performances of the players so far.

Chinese Players Shine in Second Round

China’s badminton players have showcased their skills and prowess in the second round of the tournament. Despite a setback in the Men’s Doubles, where Qiu Zihan and Liu Xiaolong had to retire due to injury, the rest of the Chinese team dominated their matches. Olympic gold medalists Li Xuerui, Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei, Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei all secured comfortable victories in their respective events. Xu Chen/Ma Jin also advanced in the mixed doubles category.

Impressive Performances by Indonesian Pairs

The host country, Indonesia, has also put on an impressive show, particularly in the paired events. Three Indonesian pairs have made it to the quarter-finals of the Women’s Doubles, including Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth and Rizki Amelia Pradipta. In the Mixed Doubles, the Indonesian duo Puspita Richi Dili has also advanced. Furthermore, two Indonesian pairs have secured their spot in the Men’s Doubles quarter-finals. Alvent Yulianto Chandra and Markis Kido caused an upset by defeating the third-seeded pair from Malaysia, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Hong.

Yu Yang/Wang Xiaoli Continues Winning Streak

The defending Women’s Doubles champions from China, Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, have extended their extraordinary winning streak with their 25th successive victory. Despite facing some resistance from Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan of Korea, Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli fought hard to win the match 24-22 21-14. This formidable duo has remained undefeated since the Hong Kong Open final in 2012.

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Du Pengyu Moves Closer to the Title

In the Men’s Singles category, Du Pengyu has emerged as the highest-seeded Chinese player after the exit of compatriot Chen Long. Du, who lost in last year’s final, displayed exceptional skills and defeated Sourabh Verma of India 21-16 21-6 in just 37 minutes. Du is now on course for a potential semi-final clash with the top seed, Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia.

Notable Moments:

  • Sony Dwi Kuncoro, the Men’s Singles fourth seed from Indonesia, suffered an upset at the hands of India’s Ajay Jayaram. Jayaram’s impressive performance led to a 22-20 21-12 victory over Kuncoro.
  • Russians Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov, who caused an upset by defeating the top-seeded pair from Denmark in the first round, continued their successful run by eliminating England’s Chris Langridge and Peter Mills in a thrilling three-set match.
  • In the Women’s Singles, India’s Saina Nehwal, a three-time champion in this tournament, faced a tough battle against Japanese player Sayaka Takahashi but emerged victorious with a score of 21-13 21-19.

FAQs

Q: Where is the Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier taking place?
A: The Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier is being held in Indonesia.

Q: Who are the defending champions in the Women’s Doubles category?
A: The defending champions in the Women’s Doubles category are Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China.

Q: Which Chinese players have advanced to the quarter-finals?
A: Several Chinese players have advanced to the quarter-finals, including Li Xuerui, Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei, Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei.

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Q: Who is the highest-seeded Chinese player in the Men’s Singles category?
A: Du Pengyu is currently the highest-seeded Chinese player in the Men’s Singles category.

Conclusion

The Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier has witnessed some thrilling matches and impressive performances from top badminton players. Despite a few upsets, Chinese players have shown their dominance in various categories. Indonesian pairs have also showcased their skills and delighted the home crowd. With the tournament progressing to the next round, fans can expect more exciting badminton action in the days to come.

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