Monday, 22 Jul 2024

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In a historic turn of events at the PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2024, An Se Young and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino made their mark by correcting an anomaly in tournament records. Women’s singles in Korea and mixed doubles in Japan were missing from the records until now.

At the Axiata Arena, Watanabe/Higashino triumphed in the opening final, defeating Kim Won Ho/Jeong Na Eun with a score of 21-18 21-15. Watanabe expressed his pride in making mixed doubles history for Japan and looked forward to defending their title next year. Higashino echoed his sentiments, expressing happiness in creating history alongside Watanabe.

In the following match, An Se Young emerged victorious after a thrilling battle against three-time winner Tai Tzu Ying. An’s win made her the first Korean women’s singles player to claim a victory at the Malaysia Open. She expressed her amazement at the achievement and her hopes for more titles in the future. An also mentioned her fondness for playing in Malaysia, emphasizing her happiness in winning the first tournament of the year.

With this win, An has now secured her fourth title at the Super 1000 level. Her journey towards sporting excellence continues with the India Open 2024, where she will defend her title as the reigning champion.

Results (Finals)


  • “If I was younger maybe with some alcohol and a cigar, but I’m more mature and boring now, so something good to eat, that’s for sure.” – Anders Antonsen, joking about his celebration plans.
  • “We had a winter training camp before coming here, and it was very tough, but that set the foundations for this tournament and the season ahead.” – Liang Wei Keng, reflecting on their preparation and success.
  • “We are really happy with the way we played throughout the tournament, but we are not satisfied enough. We made silly mistakes, but kudos to them for keeping the pressure. Hopefully, we get revenge next time.” – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, acknowledging their performance and looking ahead to future matches.
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Antonsen overcome by emotion after winning.


Q: What was the significance of the Malaysia Open 2024?
A: The Malaysia Open 2024 marked a historic moment for An Se Young and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino, as they corrected an anomaly in tournament records for women’s singles in Korea and mixed doubles in Japan.

Q: Who were the winners in the opening final?
A: Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino emerged victorious in the opening final of the Malaysia Open 2024.


The PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2024 witnessed remarkable performances by An Se Young and Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino, as they made history in their respective categories. Their achievements serve as inspiration for future players and add another chapter to the prestigious legacy of the Malaysia Open. Congratulations to the winners on their well-deserved victories.