Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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The YONEX Swiss Open 2021 finals are set to showcase a thrilling clash between badminton rivals Pusarla V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin. This highly anticipated match marks their 14th meeting on the court.

Pusarla secured her place in the finals with a confident victory over Mia Blichfeldt, winning 22-20 21-10 in just 43 minutes. Marin, on the other hand, faced a tough battle against Pornpawee Chochuwong, eventually triumphing with a 21-15 20-22 21-19 victory. Marin currently leads their head-to-head record with 8 wins to Sindhu’s 5.

In the men’s singles category, Kunlavut Vitidsarn surprised everyone with a stunning performance, defeating the second seed Lee Zii Jia with a score of 21-18 21-10. Vitidsarn, a three-time world junior champion, will now face the top seed Viktor Axelsen in the finals. Axelsen secured his spot by defeating Kidambi Srikanth 21-13 21-19 in a clash between former champions.

There was more disappointment for Malaysia in the men’s doubles category as the top seeds Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik unexpectedly lost to world No.19s Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Seidel. This unexpected result sets up an all-European final between Lamsfuss/Seidel and Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

In the women’s doubles category, Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva will face Tan Pearly and Thinaah Muralitharan in the final. The Stoeva sisters upset the No.1 seeds Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai, while Tan and Muralitharan recorded their first triumph over senior compatriots Chow Mei Kuan and Lee Meng Yean.

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The mixed doubles final will feature Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue, who are on the verge of making history as the first French mixed pair to win the event in 63 years. They secured their spot in the finals with a convincing win over Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing. However, they will face tough competition from unseeded duo Mathias Christiansen and Alexandra Bøje, who surprised the third seed choices Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith.

FUN FACT: The Stoeva sisters are hoping for their third time lucky, as they previously lost in the finals in 2017 and 2018.

FAQs

  1. How many times have Pusarla V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin faced each other?

    • They have faced each other 14 times so far.
  2. Who will Kunlavut Vitidsarn face in the men’s singles final?

    • Vitidsarn will face Viktor Axelsen in the final.
  3. Have Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva won a final before?

    • No, this is their first meeting in a final.

Conclusion

The YONEX Swiss Open 2021 has been filled with thrilling matches and unexpected results. Badminton fans have eagerly awaited the clash between Pusarla V. Sindhu and Carolina Marin, while Kunlavut Vitidsarn’s impressive performance in the men’s singles has surprised many. The finals promise to be an exciting culmination of talent and determination. Stay tuned to witness history in the making at the BWF World Tour.