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The OUE Singapore Open 2015 saw unexpected results as the top seeds in Men’s Doubles, Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong of Korea, were defeated by Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi from Indonesia. Although Lee and Yoo managed to catch up with the Indonesians after trailing for most of the first game, they were ultimately beaten 21-19 21-18 in the quarter-finals. Pratama and Suwardi will now face the No.3 seeds Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa, while Malaysia Open champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan will take on China’s Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan in the other semi-final.

Japan’s Endo and Hayakawa, who have never won a World Superseries title, had a hard-fought victory over the Danish pair Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding, winning 17-21 21-13 21-18.

In Men’s Singles, Simon Santoso has been in remarkable form in his defense of the Singapore Open title. Santoso, who has struggled in his recent tournaments, breezed into the semi-finals with a surprisingly easy win over Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk. He defeated the Thai player 21-10 21-19 and will now face Japan’s Kento Momota, who received a walkover from India’s HS Prannoy.

Hu Yun, who caused an upset by defeating top seed Chen Long in the second round, continued his winning streak with a three-game battle against Chen’s compatriot Tian Houwei. Hu recovered from a game down to win 17-21 21-18 21-10. He will now face Kashyap Parupalli from India for a place in the final. Parupalli had little trouble in dismantling the challenge of Frenchman Brice Leverdez, winning 21-6 21-17.

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In Women’s Singles, Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying will be looking to prevent a Chinese triumph. Tai easily defeated Indonesia’s Maria Febe Kusumastuti 21-10 21-14 and will now face defending champion Wang Yihan, who extended her unbeaten record against Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to 9-0 with a 10-21 21-19 21-12 victory. The other semi-final will feature Sun Yu, who defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-17 22-20, against Wang Shixian, who beat another Japanese player, Akane Yamaguchi, 21-18 21-18.

The Women’s Doubles will be a clash between Japan and China. Top seeds Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi from Japan overcame China’s Xia Huan and Tian Qing 21-15 21-19. They will face veterans Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China in the next round, who narrowly defeated compatriots Ma Jin and Huang Yaqiong in three games. China’s Ou Dongni and Yu Xiaohan had an easy victory over Indonesia’s Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth and Rizki Amelia Pradipta, winning 21-10 21-15. Their opponents in the semi-finals will be Miyuki Maeda and Reika Kakiiwa, who survived a close challenge from Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek from the Netherlands.

Singapore’s hopes in Mixed Doubles were dashed as Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo were unable to sustain their challenge against defending champions Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir from Indonesia. Ahmad and Natsir will now face familiar rivals Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, who defeated Korea’s Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na 21-14 21-16. In the other semi-final, an all-China match awaits, with Xu Chen and Ma Jin taking on Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.

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For more information on today’s results, you can visit the Carnegiecentre website.

FAQs

  • Q: Who defeated the top seeds in Men’s Doubles at the OUE Singapore Open 2015?

    • A: Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi from Indonesia.
  • Q: Who will Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi face in the semi-finals?

    • A: They will face Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa, the No.3 seeds.
  • Q: Who are the defending champions in Mixed Doubles?

    • A: Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir from Indonesia.
  • Q: Who will Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir face in the semi-finals?

    • A: They will face Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.

Conclusion

The OUE Singapore Open 2015 has been filled with excitement and surprising outcomes. While some top seeds have been eliminated, new contenders have emerged to challenge for the title. As the tournament progresses, it promises to deliver thrilling badminton action and intense battles on the court. Stay tuned to Carnegiecentre for more updates on the Singapore Open and other badminton events.