Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Finals Day at the YONEX French Open 2019: What You Need to Know

Welcome to the thrilling Finals Day at the YONEX French Open 2019! Today promises to be a historic day filled with action and excitement. Here are five key things you need to know before the matches begin:

Indian Duo Aims for Victory against World No.1’s

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, talented Indian youngsters, are determined to break their 0-6 record against world No.1’s Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. A win today would mark a significant milestone in their rapidly growing careers, following their Super 500 triumph at the Thailand Open in August. Their impressive performance this week has showcased their potential, most notably with their commanding victory over Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe.

![Indian Duo](https://cms.bwfbadminton.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191026_1152_FrenchOpen2019_BPYN1548-1.jpg)

Carolina Marin’s Comeback Journey Continues

Spain’s Carolina Marin, aiming for her second title since returning from injury in September, has defeated an impressive list of opponents in the past month. Notable victories include overcoming Nozomi Okuhara and Tai Tzu Ying, both of whom she defeated twice. Today, she faces 17-year-old An Se Young, who is eager to secure her first Super 750 title on the HSBC BWF World Tour. Young’s sole victory so far was at the New Zealand Open in May, and her recent win over Akane Yamaguchi proves her potential.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

All-Korean Women’s Doubles Final

The women’s doubles final features an all-Korean showdown. Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee Yong, who have clinched four titles this year, will face Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan in a rematch of the Korea Open final from a few weeks ago. Lee and Shin claimed their first career victory over Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in an impressive semifinal match.

Chen Long Defends French Open Crown

China’s Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, Chen Long, is determined to defend his French Open crown from last year. He boasts an impressive 7-0 record against his opponent today, Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie. Christie acknowledges the challenge but remains determined to give his best effort against Chen. Will Chen Long go back-to-back?

![Chen Long](https://cms.bwfbadminton.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191026_1152_FrenchOpen2019_BPYN1548-1.jpg)

Japan Misses Out on Finals

Interestingly, this is only the fourth tournament this year where Japan has no representatives in any of the five finals. The other occasions were at the Thailand Masters, India Open, and Chinese Taipei Open. It’s a rare occurrence that adds a unique twist to the French Open’s finals lineup.

FAQs

Q: Who are the Indian players competing in the finals?

A: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are representing India in the men’s doubles final.

Q: Who is Carolina Marin’s opponent in the women’s singles final?

A: Carolina Marin will face 17-year-old An Se Young in the women’s singles final.

Q: Which teams are competing in the women’s doubles final?

A: Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong will take on Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan in the women’s doubles final.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Q: Who is Chen Long defending his title against in the men’s singles final?

A: Chen Long will face Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in the men’s singles final.

Conclusion

The YONEX French Open 2019 finals promise to deliver an unforgettable day of badminton action. From the Indian duo’s quest for victory to Carolina Marin’s comeback journey, and the all-Korean women’s doubles final, there is plenty to look forward to. Additionally, Chen Long’s defense of his crown and Japan’s absence from the finals add further intrigue to an already exciting event. Stay tuned for the epic matches and witness the triumphs of these exceptional athletes.