Friday, 17 May 2024

BWF News

Two-time All England champion, Tine Baun, confirmed her place in the Women’s Singles quarter-finals of this year’s event after a thrilling match against China’s Han Li. Baun, playing in her last tournament, faced some challenges in the second game but managed to compose herself and secure a 21-13 22-20 win. In the upcoming quarter-finals, Baun will be up against Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri, who had a comfortable victory over Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk with a score of 21-14 21-10.

In another exciting match, Japanese veteran Eriko Hirose emerged victorious over Korea’s Bae Yeon Ju in a marathon encounter. After a back-and-forth battle, Hirose clinched a hard-fought 20-22 22-20 21-19 win in a match that lasted for an hour and 13 minutes. Hirose now faces No. 5 seed Sung Ji Hyun from Korea in the quest for a place in the semi-finals. Hirose had previously won a three-game match against Canada’s Michelle Li in the opening round.

Moving on to the Men’s Doubles, the second round saw some upsets as the top two seeds were knocked out. The No.1 seeds, Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen from Denmark, lost to Qiu Zihan and Liu Xiaolong from China in a thrilling three-game battle that lasted for one hour and nine minutes. Qiu and Liu saved three match points before securing a 11-21 21-11 27-25 victory. The No.2 seeds, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong from Malaysia, were defeated by Thailand’s Maneepong Jongjit and Nipitphon Puangpuapech with a score of 21-17 21-18.

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In the Men’s Singles, there were also some surprises as two seeds fell. Sony Dwi Kuncoro from Indonesia (No. 4 seed) retired due to a back injury in the first game against Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark. Kenichi Tago from Japan (No. 7 seed) was beaten by Kashyap Parupalli from India with a score of 21-18 21-12. However, the top two seeds, Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia and Chen Long from China, faced no problems in their matches. Lee defeated Wang Zhengming from China with a score of 21-17 21-19, while Chen was dominant against Takuma Ueda from Japan with a score of 21-15 21-10.

Highlights:

  • Brother-sister combination Markis Kido and Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth from Indonesia continued to impress in the Mixed Doubles, entering the quarter-finals after defeating Shin Baek Choel and Jang Ye Na from Korea with a score of 21-11 21-18. There are four Indonesian pairs in the quarter-finals, including defending champions Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir.

  • Women’s Doubles qualifiers Cheng Shu and Zhao Yunlei from China received an easy path to the quarter-finals as Zhao’s former partner Tian Qing and Bao Yixin retired with Cheng and Zhao leading 21-17 11-6.

  • Poland’s Lukasz Moren and Wojciech Szkudlarczyk, who caused some upsets in the Men’s Doubles opening round, were impressive once again in the second round. They pushed Chinese Taipei’s Chen Hung Ling and Lu Chia Bin in an hour-long encounter. Chen and Lu eventually won 20-22 23-21 21-18 after saving two match points.

Text by Dev Sukumar | Badmintonphoto

FAQs

Q: Who is Tine Baun?
A: Tine Baun is a two-time All England champion in Women’s Singles.

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Q: Who will Tine Baun face in the quarter-finals?
A: Tine Baun will face Lindaweni Fanetri from Indonesia in the quarter-finals.

Q: Who emerged victorious in the match between Eriko Hirose and Bae Yeon Ju?
A: Eriko Hirose won the match against Bae Yeon Ju.

Q: Who will Eriko Hirose face in the next round?
A: Eriko Hirose will face Sung Ji Hyun from Korea in the next round.

Q: Which seeds were knocked out in the Men’s Doubles?
A: The No.1 seeds, Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, and the No.2 seeds, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, were knocked out in the Men’s Doubles.

Q: Who retired due to a back injury in the Men’s Singles?
A: Sony Dwi Kuncoro retired due to a back injury in the Men’s Singles.

Q: Who caused upsets in the Men’s Doubles opening round?
A: Lukasz Moren and Wojciech Szkudlarczyk from Poland caused upsets in the Men’s Doubles opening round.

Conclusion

The BWF tournament has provided some thrilling matches and surprises so far. Tine Baun showed her determination to secure her place in the Women’s Singles quarter-finals, while Eriko Hirose displayed her resilience in a tough battle against Bae Yeon Ju. In the Men’s Doubles, the top seeds were ousted, making way for new contenders. The Men’s Singles also saw some unexpected results with seed retirements and surprising defeats. As the tournament progresses, the excitement continues to build, promising more intense matches and memorable performances. Stay tuned for more updates from the BWF tournament.

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