Korean women’s badminton player Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance, world ranking 4th) defeated Wang Ziyi (China, world ranking 8th) after a close match to advance to the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.
Ahn Se-young defeated Wang Ziyi 2-1 (21-17 16-21 21-19) in the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open women’s singles at the BWF World Tour Super 1000 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 13th.
Ahn Se-young, who competed in her first BWF World Tour of the year, got the No. 2 seed for this tournament. Ahn Se-young, who easily passed the first and second rounds, met Wang Ziyi, a formidable opponent in the quarterfinals. 스포츠토토
Ahn Se-young, who caught the first game, succeeded in overpowering her. However, she struggled against Wang Zhiyi’s counterattack and she gave up two games. In the last three games, the two traded points and played close. Ahn Se-young, who showed her potential in the last back-and-forth fight, took 3 games 21-19 and confirmed her advancement to the semifinals.
Ahn Se-young will face off against her “nemesis,” Chen Yu-fei (24, China, world No. 2) for a place in the finals.
Yufei Chen, a gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, was runner-up at last year’s World Championships. In the group stage of the BWF Finals held in December last year, Ahn Se-young failed to advance to the semifinals by failing to overcome Chen Yu-fei’s wall.
Ahn Se-young will take revenge against Chen Yu-fei at the Malaysian Open in a month.
In the quarter-final match between Kim So-young (31, Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (27, Jeonbuk Bank), the leading women’s doubles team, Indonesia’s Afryani Rahayu-Siti Padia Silva Ramadanti Joe 0-2 (20-22 15-21) ) lost
Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Sports Corps) and Chae Yoo-jeong (28, Incheon International Airport), who started in the mixed doubles quarterfinals, lost to Japan’s Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino 0-2 (17-21 17-21) to advance to the quarterfinals. Failed.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, as well as sports OTT service SPOTV NOW, will broadcast live major matches of the BWF Malaysia Open via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.