Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Japan Dominates Yonex Open Japan 2013 – BWF News

Japan’s rising stars in women’s singles badminton showcased their talent and thrilled fans at the Yonex Open Japan 2013 with a series of impressive victories. Let’s dive into the highlights of this exciting tournament.

Akane Yamaguchi Shines Bright

In a stunning upset, qualifier Akane Yamaguchi defeated BWF World Championships bronze medalist PV Sindhu from India. Yamaguchi’s remarkable 21-6 21-17 victory took just 32 minutes, leaving spectators in awe of her skills. After surviving two qualifying rounds and a challenging first-round match against Japan’s Ayumi Mine, Yamaguchi continues to impress as she progresses further in the tournament.

Shizuka Uchida’s Triumph Over Porntip Buranaprasertsuk

Another standout performance came from Shizuka Uchida, who achieved an impressive victory over Porntip Buranaprasertsuk from Thailand. Despite losing the first game, Uchida fought back and dominated the next two games, securing a 19-21 21-15 21-14 victory over her opponent. Uchida’s strong start and strategic gameplay prevented Buranaprasertsuk from closing the gap, ultimately leading to her well-deserved win.

Japanese Male Players Make Their Mark

The Japanese contingent also made waves in the men’s singles category. Jun Takemura, a qualifier, displayed his skills by defeating the eighth seed Hu Yun from Hong Kong. Takemura’s straight-games victory with a score of 21-18 21-17 showcased his determination and talent. Additionally, Kenichi Tago, ranked seventh, engaged in a thrilling 70-minute battle against Germany’s Marc Zwiebler. Tago emerged victorious with a hard-fought 21-16 19-21 21-14 victory, demonstrating his resilience and mastery of the game.

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India’s Success in Men’s Singles

India had a successful day in the men’s singles category as well. Haseena Sunilkumar Prannoy achieved the biggest win of his career by defeating Jan O Jorgensen from Denmark. Despite losing the second game, Prannoy held a narrow lead throughout the third game, ultimately securing a 21-14 13-21 21-17 victory. Prannoy’s exceptional performance propelled him to the quarter-finals, alongside two other Indian players, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram.

Exciting Doubles Matches

In the men’s doubles, World Champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan continued their impressive streak, securing their 12th straight-games win in a row. They defeated Yuya Komatsuzaki and Hiroki Takeuchi from Japan with a score of 21-19 21-19, solidifying their position in the quarter-finals. Other notable pairs, Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen from Denmark (2) and Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan from China (4), also advanced to the quarter-finals.

The women’s doubles category witnessed a thrilling match between top seeds Ma Jin and Tang Jinhua from China and the formidable duo of Yuriko Miki and Koharu Yonemoto. Ma Jin and Tang Jinhua triumphed in three games, with a final score of 21-10 19-21 21-14. Additionally, Ma Jin partnered with Xu Chen to secure a victory in the mixed doubles quarter-finals, while Chai Biao and Tang Jinhua showcased their dominance against Lee Chun Hei and Chau Hoi Wah from Hong Kong.

Unforgettable Matches

A standout match of the day featured Kento Momota, the local hope and World Junior champion, facing off against Vietnam veteran Nguyen Tien Minh. This gripping contest lasted 82 minutes, filled with intense rallies and unpredictable twists. In the end, Tien Minh emerged victorious with a score of 21-17 19-21 21-15, leaving spectators in awe of their skills and tenacity.

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Q: Who were the standout performers in the women’s singles category?
A: Akane Yamaguchi and Shizuka Uchida showcased their talent and emerged as standout performers in the women’s singles category.

Q: Which Japanese players advanced to the quarter-finals?
A: Yui Hashimoto, Sayaka Takahashi, Minatsu Mitani, Jun Takemura, and Kenichi Tago progressed to the quarter-finals.

Q: Did any Indian players make it to the men’s singles quarter-finals?
A: Yes, Haseena Sunilkumar Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, and Ajay Jayaram advanced to the quarter-finals in the men’s singles category.


The Yonex Open Japan 2013 captivated badminton enthusiasts worldwide with its thrilling matches and the remarkable performances of Japanese and Indian players. The tournament showcased the talent, dedication, and passion that drives these athletes to reach new heights in their careers. Stay tuned for more updates as the tournament progresses!

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