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It was a fantastic day for Japanese singles players at the French Open on Sunday, as Kanta Tsuneyama and Akane Yamaguchi emerged as the champions in their respective finals. In the women’s event, top seed Yamaguchi had a perfect week, culminating in a victory over Sayaka Takahashi in an all-Japan final. Yamaguchi, who is currently in excellent form, having also won the Denmark Open last week, secured the title in straight sets, winning 21-18, 21-12. Meanwhile, in the men’s singles, with the absence of two-time defending champion Chen Long, Tsuneyama claimed the vacant crown after an impressive comeback against Chou Tien-chen in the final. Tsuneyama lost the first set but responded by winning the second set 21-8 and narrowly clinching the decider 21-17. Notably, Tsuneyama had previously defeated top seed Kento Momota, who retired during their semifinal match. The French Open also witnessed surprises in other categories, with South Korean players dominating the women’s doubles and a surprising result in the men’s doubles. Additionally, the mixed doubles event saw another victory for Japan. Overall, it was an exhilarating tournament that showcased the best talent in the world of badminton.


Q: Who were the winners of the French Open women’s singles and men’s singles events?

A: Akane Yamaguchi emerged as the champion in the women’s singles event, defeating Sayaka Takahashi in the final. Kanta Tsuneyama claimed the title in the men’s singles after a thrilling comeback against Chou Tien-chen.

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Q: Did any Japanese players face tough challenges in their journey to the finals?

A: Yes, Kanta Tsuneyama had to overcome top seed Kento Momota in the semifinals, while Akane Yamaguchi faced strong competition throughout the tournament.

Q: Was there any surprise result in the French Open?

A: Yes, the women’s doubles final witnessed South Korean players Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan defeating Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong. In the men’s doubles, Indonesian top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were defeated by South Korean duo Ko Sung-hyun and Shin Baek-cheol.

Q: Did Japan have success in the mixed doubles event as well?

A: Yes, Japanese pair Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino won the mixed doubles title, continuing their impressive run after triumphing in the All-England mixed doubles earlier this year.


The French Open witnessed a spectacular showcase of talent from the world’s top badminton players. In the women’s singles event, Akane Yamaguchi emerged as the deserving champion after a flawless performance throughout the tournament. Meanwhile, Kanta Tsuneyama showcased his resilience and skill by overcoming tough opponents, including top seed Kento Momota, to claim the men’s singles title. South Korean players also made their mark, dominating the women’s doubles and causing a surprise in the men’s doubles by defeating the top-seeded Indonesian pair. Additionally, Japan celebrated success in the mixed doubles event, further demonstrating their prowess on the badminton court. The French Open was a thrilling event that showcased the passion and dedication of the players, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next tournament.

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