Friday, 17 May 2024

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The BWF World Tour brings forth captivating badminton matches from around the globe. In the latest tournament, world champion Pusarla V Sindhu faced a setback, losing in the opening round of the Korea Open 2019 to Beiwen Zhang. Despite a strong start, Zhang made an impressive comeback, eventually defeating Sindhu with a final score of 7-21, 24-22, 21-15. This marks Sindhu’s second consecutive early-round defeat, following her second-round exit in the VICTOR China Open.

The defeat came amidst news of Sindhu’s coach, Kim Ji Hyun, resigning from the Indian team due to personal reasons. However, Zhang’s journey continues as she gears up to face Michelle Li from Canada. Li seeks revenge after her previous defeat to Pornpawee Chochuwong in the prior week, triumphing with a score of 21-19, 21-19.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a bright day for India, as women’s singles player Saina Nehwal also retired in the third game against local hope Kim Ga Eun. Nehwal was trailing 19-21, 21-18, 8-1. Another Indian player, Sai Praneeth, who won bronze at the World Championships, retired against fifth seed Anders Antonsen with the Dane leading 21-9, 11-7.

Numerous retirements occurred throughout the tournament, including top seed Akane Yamaguchi, Li Xue Rui, and the women’s doubles pair Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping, as well as Jeong Na Eun/Kim Min Ji. On the other hand, Canada’s Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai showcased their skill in women’s doubles, defeating the strong Dutch pair Selena Piek/Cheryl Seinen with a score of 21-14, 21-17. Their next challenge awaits against the China Open champions Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan.

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In a thrilling match between the world champion and the world junior champion, Kento Momota emerged victorious over Kunlavut Vitidsarn with a final score of 21-17, 21-13. Victor Axelsen, who is making a comeback from injury, had a smooth start against Zhao Jun Peng and will now face Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia. However, Chinese superstar Lin Dan faced defeat for the first time in three matches against Malaysia’s Liew Daren with a score of 21-19, 21-14.

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Q: How did Pusarla V Sindhu perform in the Korea Open 2019?
A: Unfortunately, Pusarla V Sindhu faced an early-round defeat in the Korea Open 2019, losing to Beiwen Zhang in the opening round.

Q: What were the highlights of the tournament?
A: Some notable highlights from the tournament include Michelle Li avenging her previous defeat and Canada’s Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai achieving an impressive result in women’s doubles.


The BWF World Tour witnessed intense badminton matches in the Korea Open 2019. Pusarla V Sindhu, the reigning world champion, experienced a disappointing loss in the opening round to Beiwen Zhang. This defeat marked Sindhu’s second consecutive early exit from a tournament, following her previous loss in the VICTOR China Open. Meanwhile, other players showcased their talent and determination, with Michelle Li seeking vengeance and Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai impressing in women’s doubles. As the competition progresses, badminton enthusiasts can anticipate more exhilarating matches and outstanding performances.

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