Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour Finals: Women’s Doubles Contenders

With only nine ranking tournaments left in the HSBC Race To Guangzhou 2019, the race for the top 8 pairs in women’s doubles is heating up. These pairs will qualify for the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals in December. Let’s take a closer look at the current standings and the contenders vying for a spot.

Current Top 8

  1. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota (JPN) – 82,740 points
  2. Misaki Matsutomo/Akaya Takahashi (JPN) – 81,520 points
  3. Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (JPN) – 80,280 points
  4. Kim So Yong/Kong Hee Yong (KOR) – 78,670 points
  5. Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA) – 74,080 points
  6. Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan (CHN) – 71,450 points
  7. Du Yue/Li Yin Hui (CHN) – 71,450 points
  8. Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (THAI) – 62,340 points

While the Japanese pairs currently dominate the rankings, there are two standout duos to watch out for: Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong of Korea and Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan of China. These pairs have won a combined total of seven titles on the HSBC BWF World Tour this year.

At the Korea Open, Kim and Kong emerged victorious, securing their fourth title of the season. They have proven to be formidable opponents, defeating three of their top 8 contenders en route to their triumph. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place at the same venue, they are expected to make a strong showing.

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Chen and Jia have showcased their dominance in the Super 1000 events, winning both the All England and the China Open. Despite playing fewer tournaments than their competitors, they are favored to contend for the title in Guangzhou. They have consistently demonstrated their ability to match the prowess of the Japanese big three.

The battle among the Japanese pairs is intense, with only two spots available for the home Olympics in Tokyo next year. Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota currently lead the standings with three titles, while Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi have finished as runners-up in four events. The two-time defending world champions, Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara, have been consistent performers, securing a quarterfinal spot in the first 11 tournaments they entered. Their victory in Singapore and triumph in Basel suggest they have more to offer as the season progresses.

Stay tuned to see how the rankings unfold as the women’s doubles contenders battle it out for a place in the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals. For the latest standings, click [here](link to standings). Get ready for thrilling badminton action!

FAQs

Q: Who are the current top contenders in women’s doubles for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals?
A: The current top contenders are Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota, Misaki Matsutomo/Akaya Takahashi, Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara, Kim So Yong/Kong Hee Yong, Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu, Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan, Du Yue/Li Yin Hui, and Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai.

Q: Which pairs have been the most dominant in the HSBC BWF World Tour this year?
A: Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong of Korea and Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan of China have been standout performers, winning a total of seven titles between them.

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Q: What are the chances of the Japanese big three qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
A: Only two spots are available for the Japanese pairs, and the competition is fierce. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota, Misaki Matsutomo/Akaya Takahashi, and Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara are all battling for a place in their home Olympics next year.

Summary

The HSBC Race To Guangzhou 2019 is nearing its final stages, and the women’s doubles contenders are fiercely competing for a spot in the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals. Currently, the Japanese pairs dominate the standings, but Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong of Korea and Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan of China have emerged as formidable opponents. These pairs have claimed seven titles between them, making them strong contenders for the season-ending event.

The battle among the Japanese pairs is particularly intriguing, as only two spots are available for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota, Misaki Matsutomo/Akaya Takahashi, and Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara are locked in a fierce competition to represent Japan in their home Olympics.

Stay updated with the latest standings and witness the exciting badminton action unfold as these women’s doubles pairs aim to secure their place in the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals. Don’t miss out on the thrilling matches and incredible displays of skill from these top contenders. Visit Carnegiecentre.com for more information and be a part of this amazing journey in the world of badminton.