Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

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It’s been a long journey, but Wang Zhi Yi never lost hope of returning to a major match at an HSBC BWF World Tour event. After finishing as the runner-up at the Singapore Open in July last year, Wang couldn’t have predicted the wait for another final appearance. Despite only reaching one semifinal in the last 20 tournaments, Wang remained determined and emerged as the victor in the CLASH OF CLANS Arctic Open 2023 powered by YONEX semifinal against Pusarla V. Sindhu.

Preparation was key for Wang as she analyzed Sindhu’s recent matches, leading to her 21-12 11-21 21-7 victory. Wang attributed her success to the valuable lessons she learned from every win and loss during the past year. She emphasized the importance of self-belief, patience, and faith in achieving her goals.

In the upcoming final, Wang will face her compatriot Han Yue, whom she holds a 4-1 record against. Han secured her spot in the final with a hard-fought victory over Pornpawee Chochuwong. Wang, who has recently lost two finals on the World Tour, is determined to clinch the title and avoid leaving empty-handed once again.

Although competing against a teammate presents its challenges, Wang sees the final as an opportunity for both her and Han to showcase their skills and entertain the audience. The mutual understanding and support they share allow them to bring out the best in each other.

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→ Results (Semifinals)

→ Order of play (Finals)

WHAT OTHERS SAID:

“I’m slowly coming back. I’ll have to take a lot of positives from this (week) and at the same time learn from my mistakes and return stronger.” – Pusarla

“Every tournament I learn about her, and she learns about me. We know how to make each other confident but we also understand when one just cannot perform. We support and give power to each other.” – Jongkolphan Kititharakul on how she and Rawinda Prajongjai dealt with one year of not playing any final

“Maybe less pressure on us so we can enjoy the match and give our best.” – Tee Kai Wun relieved Malaysia have secured the men’s singles title

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