Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet Make History at YONEX French Open

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Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet have made waves at the YONEX French Open 2023 by reaching the final as the first mixed pair from Hong Kong China. They showcased their exceptional form by defeating second seeds Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino 21-19 21-18 in the semifinals. This victory follows their impressive wins against other top pairs in the competition, including Denmark Open winners Feng Yan Zhe/Huang Dong Ping and Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie.

Tse expressed her overwhelming emotions after their historic win, saying, “This is unforgettable. We’ve surprised ourselves with our form this week.” The duo’s composure during crucial points in the game allowed them to secure a straight games victory, with the first game tied at 18-18 and the second game at 19-19.

Interestingly, Tang and Tse faced the same Japanese pair in the bronze medal playoff at Tokyo 2020 but were unsuccessful. However, they bounced back strongly in 2021 with semifinal appearances at prestigious tournaments such as the French Open, World Championships, and World Tour Finals. They also finished as runners-up at the Indonesia Masters. Although their performance dipped in the following season, with only quarterfinal finishes, the duo seems to have found their stride again with their recent success in Rennes. This resurgence in form comes at a crucial time as the Olympic qualifying period enters the final six months.

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Tse acknowledged the challenges they faced in the previous year, stating, “Last year was a difficult one for us. We went from sixth to 26th in the world, and that was hard to get through. It’s important to keep my mindset and work harder. You can’t sit back and be satisfied with yourself. There’s always work to be done.”

The YONEX French Open has witnessed another exceptional player in action, Tai Tzu Ying. In a thrilling match against Aya Ohori, Tai emerged victorious with a scoreline of 20-22 21-10 22-20 in 72 minutes. The Chinese Taipei shuttler, an Olympic silver medalist, reached a Super 750 final for the first time in four years since the 2019 Denmark Open.

When asked about her video preparation for match analysis, Tai shared, “I didn’t watch the video of Ohori, but I did watch her match against (Carolina) Marin in the arena, and I was looking at what she was doing. She’s made huge improvements, and I admire her patience.”

In the final, Tai Tzu Ying will face off against Chen Yu Fei, who defeated reigning champion He Bing Jiao in a thrilling three-game match.

FAQs

  • Q: Who are Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet?

    • A: Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet are a mixed pair from Hong Kong China who have made history by reaching the final of the YONEX French Open 2023.
  • Q: How did Tang and Tse perform in previous tournaments?

    • A: Tang and Tse had a strong performance in 2021, reaching the semifinals of prestigious tournaments such as the French Open, World Championships, and World Tour Finals. They were also runners-up at the Indonesia Masters.
  • Q: Who will Tai Tzu Ying face in the final?

    • A: Tai Tzu Ying will face Chen Yu Fei in the final of the YONEX French Open.
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Conclusion

Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet’s outstanding performance at the YONEX French Open 2023 has etched their names in history as the first mixed pair from Hong Kong China to reach the final. Their remarkable journey, filled with impressive victories and a resurgence in form, showcases their dedication and determination to excel in the sport. As the tournament approaches its conclusion, all eyes will be on the thrilling final matches, where Tai Tzu Ying and Chen Yu Fei will battle it out for the coveted crown.