Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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The Djarum Indonesia Open began with some surprising results as top Chinese players Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian stumbled in the Women’s Singles category. This article will provide all the details and highlights of the event.

Unfortunate Defeats for Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian

Third seed Wang Yihan, who previously won the title in 2011, and seventh seed Wang Shixian, who was victorious at the Swiss Open, both suffered unexpected defeats in the first round. Yihan lost to Yip Pui Yin from Hong Kong, while Shixian was defeated by Busanan Ongbumrungpan from Thailand.

Yip Pui Yin, once ranked No.8 but now at No.25, delivered an outstanding performance against Wang Yihan. Although Yihan initially led 6-2 and won the first game 21-12, Yip showed resilience and turned the tables. Despite Yihan’s efforts to level the match, Yip maintained her composure and secured a thrilling victory with a score of 12-21 21-19 21-18.

In an interesting turn of events, Wang Shixian faced Busanan Ongbumrungpan, who she had defeated at the same stage of the event last year. However, this time, Ongbumrungpan emerged victorious with a final score of 21-11 9-21 21-19.

Other Noteworthy Results

Aside from the surprising defeats of Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian, there were several other notable outcomes during the first round matches.

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In the Women’s Singles category, sixth seed Sung Ji Hyun from Korea was defeated by Belaetrix Manuputi from Indonesia with a final score of 16-21 21-16 21-19.

In Mixed Doubles, Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying from Malaysia secured a hard-fought win against Qiu Zihan and Bao Yixin with a score of 19-21 21-12 23-21. Meanwhile, Asian champions Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na were eliminated in the first round by Markis Kido and Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth with a score of 21-18 21-13.

Highlights of the Day

Some of the highlights from the event include:

  • Saina Nehwal from India faced a tough challenge from local player Lindaweni Fanetri. Fanetri saved six match points in the second game, forcing it to a third. In the end, Nehwal clinched the victory with a score of 21-17 27-29 21-13.

  • The Men’s Singles category will commence tomorrow, and several qualifiers have advanced to the main draw. Players such as Andre Kurniawan Tedjono and Riyanto Subagja from Indonesia, Sai Praneeth from India, and Kazumasa Sakai from Japan will have the opportunity to showcase their skills. Notably, Sai Praneeth will have a chance to play against Indonesian idol Taufik Hidayat, who has announced that this will be his final tournament.

Stay tuned for more updates and exciting matches from the Djarum Indonesia Open.

FAQs

Q: How did Wang Yihan perform in the Djarum Indonesia Open?

A: Wang Yihan, the third seed, suffered an unexpected first-round defeat against Yip Pui Yin from Hong Kong. This was Wang Yihan’s third first-round exit in 2013, following similar results at the All England and Korea Open.

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Q: Who are the other notable players who were eliminated in the first round?

A: Apart from Wang Yihan, Wang Shixian and Sung Ji Hyun, the Asian champions Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na were also eliminated in the first round of the Mixed Doubles category.

Q: When will the Men’s Singles matches begin?

A: The Men’s Singles matches will start tomorrow, featuring qualifiers such as Andre Kurniawan Tedjono and Riyanto Subagja from Indonesia, Sai Praneeth from India, and Kazumasa Sakai from Japan.

Conclusion

The Djarum Indonesia Open provided thrilling and unexpected results in the Women’s Singles category. Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian’s early exits shocked the badminton world, while other top players also faced unexpected defeats. The competition continues with the Men’s Singles matches starting tomorrow, promising even more excitement and surprises. Stay tuned to Carnegiecentre.com for the latest updates on this prestigious badminton tournament.

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