Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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China’s Han Li Achieves First Superseries Semi-final Win at Victor Korea Open Superseries Premier

China’s Han Li pulled off a stunning upset against third seed Saina Nehwal, securing her spot in her first Superseries semi-final at the Victor Korea Open Superseries Premier. Han’s victory against the world No. 3 is a significant milestone in her career, as she has rapidly risen up the rankings in the past year. She will now go head-to-head against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, who had a convincing win against Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk.

In the Men’s Singles category, Russian Vladimir Ivanov, who created a buzz with his upset against Jan O Jorgensen, was unable to overcome fourth seed Du Pengyu. Du defeated Ivanov in straight sets, advancing to face Indonesian veteran Sony Dwi Kuncoro. On the other side of the bracket, No. 1 seed Lee Chong Wei will take on Wong Wing Ki.

The Men’s Doubles quarter-final match between Hong Wei/Shen Ye (China) and Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin (Chinese Taipei) was one of the closest contests of the day. After a thrilling battle, Hong/Shen emerged victorious, setting up a clash with top seeds Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen. Second seeds Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong will face Lee Yong Dae/Ko Sung Hyun in the other semi-final.

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In other highlights of the day, Olympic Women’s Doubles champion Tian Qing (China), playing with new partner Bao Yixin, suffered a rare defeat against fourth-seeded Korean pair Jung Kyung Eun/Kim Ha Na. Ma Jin and Tang Jinhua (China) are aiming for their third Superseries victory as a pair. China’s top two Mixed Doubles pairs, Xu Chen/Ma Jin and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, emerged victorious in their quarter-final matches and are headed for a potential showdown in the semi-finals against Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (Denmark).

Stay tuned for more updates on the Victor Korea Open Superseries Premier.

FAQs

Q: How did Han Li perform against Saina Nehwal in the quarter-finals?
A: Han Li delivered a remarkable performance, defeating Saina Nehwal to secure her spot in the semi-finals.

Q: Who will Sung Ji Hyun face in the semi-finals?
A: Sung Ji Hyun will be up against Han Li in the semi-finals of the Victor Korea Open Superseries Premier.

Q: Is Lee Chong Wei still in the tournament?
A: Yes, Lee Chong Wei, the No. 1 seed, is still in the tournament and will be facing Wong Wing Ki in the semi-finals.

Q: Which pairs are in the semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles category?
A: The semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles category will feature Hong Wei/Shen Ye (China) against top seeds Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (Denmark), and Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia) against Lee Yong Dae/Ko Sung Hyun (Korea).

Q: Who are the potential opponents for China’s top two Mixed Doubles pairs?
A: Xu Chen/Ma Jin and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, China’s top two Mixed Doubles pairs, could potentially face each other in the semi-finals. However, they will have to overcome tough opponents Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) first.

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