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Schoolgirl Akane Yamaguchi’s Sensational Run at the Yonex Open Japan 2013

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In this article, we will be discussing the impressive performance of 16-year-old schoolgirl Akane Yamaguchi at the Yonex Open Japan 2013. Despite her young age, Yamaguchi has shown incredible skill and maturity throughout the tournament, capturing the attention of badminton enthusiasts worldwide.

Yamaguchi’s Journey

Yamaguchi’s journey in the Yonex Open Japan 2013 has been nothing short of remarkable. After going through the qualifying rounds, she went on to defeat the 8th seed PV Sindhu of India in the second round. In the quarter-finals, she faced her senior compatriot Yui Hashimoto and emerged victorious with a score of 21-12 21-16. Now, she is set to face defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals.

Skill Beyond Years

Despite playing only her second Superseries tournament, Yamaguchi has displayed remarkable talent and composure throughout the Yonex Open Japan 2013. In her match against Hashimoto, she showcased a wide range of skills, including sharp drops, tight net shots, and well-angled smashes. Her ability to consistently put Hashimoto on the defensive with her tight netplay ultimately secured her victory.

Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals

In the Men’s Singles quarter-finals, three Indian players made it to the round but unfortunately did not progress further. One of the promising talents, Kidambi Srikanth, faced the seventh seed Kenichi Tago of Japan. Although Srikanth made an impressive fightback, Tago’s explosive power proved too much for him to handle. Tago secured the win and advanced to the semi-finals, where he will face Gao Huan of China. The top seed, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, will be battling against Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in the other semi-final match.

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Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles Highlights

In the Women’s Doubles, defending champions Poon Lok Yan and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong faced tough competition from Japanese duo Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi. Matsutomo and Takahashi’s smart tactical play allowed them to dominate the game and secure the victory.

China also had a strong presence in the Mixed Doubles category, with three pairs making it to the semi-finals. Xu Chen and Ma Jin, the top seeds, and Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, the second seeds, performed exceptionally well. Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin also secured a spot in the semi-finals after a thrilling match against Markis Kido and Pia Zebediah Bernadeth of Indonesia. The semi-finals will see Xu Chen and Ma Jin facing off against third seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark.


1. How old is Akane Yamaguchi?

Akane Yamaguchi is 16 years old.

2. Who is the defending champion in Women’s Doubles?

The defending champions in Women’s Doubles are Poon Lok Yan and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong.

3. Who are the top seeds in Mixed Doubles?

The top seeds in Mixed Doubles are Xu Chen and Ma Jin.


Akane Yamaguchi’s outstanding performances at the Yonex Open Japan 2013 have captivated badminton fans worldwide. Her skill and composure at such a young age are truly impressive. We eagerly await her upcoming matches and hope to witness her continued success in the world of badminton.

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