Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

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World No.15 Aya Ohori ended her title drought on the HSBC BWF World Tour with a thrilling victory at the PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI Thailand Masters 2024. In an intense comeback, Ohori defeated Supanida Katethong in a hard-fought match. This win marked Ohori’s first title since December 2018 and her biggest title since the US Open in 2017.

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Chou held firm to triumph in three games.

On the men’s side, Chou Tien Chen, ranked No.14 in the world, made an impressive return to form. After a period of poor performance, Chou secured a victory over Loh Kean Yew in a challenging three-game match. Loh, ranked No.11, was unable to clinch his first title in over two years, despite a strong showing in the second game.

Since winning the World Championships in December 2021, Loh has reached two finals on the HSBC BWF World Tour, including the Badminton Asia Championships in 2023. However, his hopes for a title were dashed as Chou dominated the third game, ultimately winning with a score of 21-16, 6-21, 21-16. This victory marked Chou’s first title since the HYLO Open in November.

Other Highlights

The women’s doubles final provided the most thrilling contest of the day, with local favorites Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard securing a hard-fought victory. The Thai duo, ranked No.13 in the world, faced tough competition from Li Yi Jing and Luo Xu Min, who were making their first appearance in a final at this level. In an exhilarating match, the Thais saved seven match points to emerge as the winners with a score of 21-13, 17-21, 27-25.

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Thailand faced disappointment in two other finals. In the men’s doubles, teenaged duo Peeratchai Sukphun and Pakkapon Teeraratsakul were outplayed by the more experienced pair, He Ji Ting and Ren Xiang Yu, in a three-game battle. In the women’s singles, Supanida Katethong also fell short against Aya Ohori in a close match that went to three games.

After the Aimsaard sisters’ victory in the women’s doubles, Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai delighted home fans with a 21-12, 21-18 triumph over second-seeded pair Chen Tang Jie and Toh Ee Wei in the mixed doubles, ending the day on a high note.

FAQs

Q: Who won the women’s singles title at the PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI Thailand Masters 2024?
A: Aya Ohori emerged as the champion in the women’s singles, ending her title drought on the HSBC BWF World Tour.

Q: Which pair saved seven match points to win the women’s doubles final?
A: Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard showcased their resilience and skill by saving seven match points to secure the women’s doubles title.

Conclusion

The PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI Thailand Masters 2024 brought thrilling badminton action to the forefront. Aya Ohori ended her dry spell with a remarkable comeback in the women’s singles, while Chou Tien Chen made a triumphant return to form in the men’s singles. The day also saw impressive performances from other talented athletes, showcasing the competitiveness of the BWF World Tour.