Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Championships

Women’s Doubles seventh seeds, Du Yue and Li Yin Hui, showcased their determination and resilience in an exhilarating 126-minute match to secure a spot in the semifinals of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019. Their hard-fought victory of 23-25 21-18 25-23 over Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi included saving three match points. Despite Li suffering from cramps, the Chinese pair maintained their pressure on their opponents and benefited from a stroke of luck when Takahashi served into the net on a match point. [^1^]

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing all the way for the Chinese contingent. In another intense women’s doubles battle, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu overcame the 2017 champions, Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan, in a 68-minute clash of 25-23 23-21. [^1^]

Du Yue and Li Yin Hui will now face second seeds Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota in the semifinals, while Polii/Rahayu await the winners of the all-Japanese quarterfinal between Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara and Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto. [^1^]

Hoki/Kobayashi Strike Big

News | BWF World Championships
Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi achieved a breakthrough at the tournament, securing a semifinal spot by defeating higher-seeded compatriots Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda in a thrilling match of 21-16 18-21 21-15. Hoki expressed their joy, stating, “We stayed cool during the whole match and kept our speed and rhythm. To win yesterday also was a confidence boost; it’s just amazing that we won a medal, we hope we can go on.” The duo now looks forward to continuing their momentum and aiming for further success. [^1^]

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No Stopping Zheng/Huang

In the mixed doubles category, defending champions Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong continued their dominant run, dismissing the challenge of seventh seeds Seo Seung Jae/Chae YuJung with a scoreline of 23-21 21-10. Their next opponents will be the third seeds, Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, who recovered from a first-game loss to Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying with a comeback victory of 18-21 21-12 21-11. [^1^]

Men’s Singles Update

Men’s singles defending champion Kento Momota faced initial resistance from Lee Zii Jia but came out on top after the first game interval. Momota displayed his prowess by countering every shot Lee threw his way, leading to a disheartened Malaysian and a quick victory for Momota in just 37 minutes, with a final score of 21-12 21-8. In the semifinals, Momota will compete against Sai Praneet. [^1^]

Talking Point

“We’ve been in a couple of matches like this. Finally, thank God, we could win. We were so nervous in the beginning. We tried to remind each other that we have to take the second game. We tried to keep our energy up.” – Greysia Polii [^1^]

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FAQs

Q: Who are the seventh seeds in the Women’s Doubles category at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019?
A: The seventh seeds in the Women’s Doubles category are Du Yue and Li Yin Hui. They showcased their determination and resilience in an intense match to secure a spot in the semifinals. [^1^]

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Q: Which team will Du Yue and Li Yin Hui face in the semifinals?
A: Du Yue and Li Yin Hui will face second seeds Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the semifinals. It will be an exciting matchup between these talented pairs. [^1^]

Q: Who are the defending champions in the mixed doubles category?
A: The defending champions in the mixed doubles category are Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong. They have been performing exceptionally well in the tournament and continue to progress towards the title. [^1^]

Conclusion

The TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019 has been full of thrilling matches and remarkable performances. Du Yue and Li Yin Hui’s victory against Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi showcased their determination and ability to overcome challenges. The tournament also witnessed impressive wins from other players, like Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu, who defeated the 2017 champions Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan. As the tournament progresses, the anticipation for more exciting badminton action builds up. Stay tuned for further updates. [^1^]

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References

[^1^]: Carnegiecentre. “News | BWF World Championships,” Carnegiecentre.com. [Online]. Available: https://www.carnegiecentre.com/news/bwf-world-championships. [Accessed: Insert Date].