Monday, 22 Jul 2024

News | BWF World Tour

In keeping with recent trends, the upcoming VICTOR China Open 2023 is set to feature exciting clashes between top players in men’s singles. The China Open, to be held in Changzhou from September 5th to 10th, is the first World Tour event following the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2023 and marks the final Super 1000 tournament of the year.

Blockbuster Opening Round Matches

Top seed Viktor Axelsen, who has already won three events this season, will go head-to-head with Taipei Open champion Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in what promises to be an intense encounter. In the same quarter, fans can look forward to Korea Open winner Anders Antonsen taking on Canada Open champion Lakshya Sen.

Axelsen will face Wardoyo for the third time this year.

Meanwhile, India Open winner Kunlavut Vitidsarn will face Orleans Masters champion Priyanshu Rajawat in the second quarter. The Indonesia Masters winner Jonatan Christie and Australia Open winner Weng Hong Yang will also battle it out on the court.

Other intriguing matchups in the opening round of the men’s singles category include Loh Kean Yew versus Christo Popov, HS Prannoy versus Ng Tze Yong, Brian Yang against Kidambi Srikanth, Lee Zii Jia against Kodai Naraoka, Chou Tien Chen against Li Shi Feng, Zhao Jun Peng against Lee Cheuk Yiu, and Kanta Tsuneyama against second seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

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Exciting Battles in Men’s Doubles

The men’s doubles category is also expected to showcase thrilling contests right from the start. Top seeds Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto will face off against European Games champions Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. In the second quarter, India Open winners Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang will take on Thailand Masters champions Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin.

In the bottom quarter, three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, who are in search of their first title this season, will go up against Australian Open winners Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae.

Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles

The first round of the China Open will also feature exciting matchups in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles categories:

Women’s Singles:

  • Beiwen Zhang vs Chen Yu Fei
  • Kirsty Gilmour vs Yvonne Li
  • Kim Ga Eun vs Pusarla V Sindhu

Women’s Doubles:

  • Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan vs Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela
  • Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara vs Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva
  • Lee Yu Lim and Shin Seung Chan vs Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning
  • Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong vs Benyapa Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard

Mixed Doubles:

  • Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Boje vs Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yu Jung
  • Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek vs Ye Hong Wei and Lee Chia Hsin
  • Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han vs Feng Yan Zhe and Huang Dong Ping
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Q: When and where will the VICTOR China Open 2023 take place?
A: The VICTOR China Open 2023 will be held in Changzhou from September 5th to 10th.

Q: Who are the top seed and the second seed in the men’s singles category?
A: Viktor Axelsen is the top seed, while Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is the second seed.

Q: Who are the top seeds in the men’s doubles category?
A: Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto are the top seeds in the men’s doubles category.

Q: Which players are participating in the women’s singles category?
A: Some of the notable players in the women’s singles category include Beiwen Zhang, Chen Yu Fei, Kirsty Gilmour, Yvonne Li, Kim Ga Eun, and Pusarla V Sindhu.


The VICTOR China Open 2023 promises to be an exhilarating tournament with top players from around the world competing in intense matches. Badminton enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing thrilling battles in the men’s singles and men’s doubles categories, as well as exciting matchups in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles categories. Stay tuned for the latest updates and results on Carnegiecentre!