Ahn reaches World Championship semifinals, faces Chen Yufei.
Ahn will play Chen Yufei in the World Championship semifinals in badminton
South Korean women’s badminton standout Ahn Se-young has reached the semifinals of the World Individual Championships 2023.
The world No. 1 defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 2-1 (16-21, 21-10, 21-11) in the women’s singles quarterfinals on Saturday in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ahn looked shaky in the early stages of the match, with her shuttlecocks often hitting the net or leaving the court, and she eventually dropped the first set.
However, in the second set, she regained her composure and attacked from all corners of the court.
Once she found her groove, Ahn used her tireless stamina to take the second and third sets in straight sets.
Ahn’s quarterfinal opponent is world number three Chen Yufei (CHINA). Ahn is 5-10 in their head-to-head record.
On the other side of the draw, world No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) will face No. 6 Carolina Marin (ESP).
Three doubles teams are also in the quarterfinals.
The world No. 5 mixed doubles team of Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jung defeated the world No. 4 pair of Dechapol Puavaranukro and Sapsiri Taeratthanacha (Thailand) 2-0 (21-12, 21-16).
World No. 3 Kim So-young-Gong Hee-yong defeated Thailand’s Jongkolpan Kittharakul-Lawinda Prajongjai 2-0 (21-19, 21-19) in women’s doubles.
The men’s doubles team of Seo Seung Jae-Kang Min Hyuk also advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) victory over Mohamed Asan-Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia).
The World Individual Championships is the most prestigious international event of its kind, with five individual events (men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles) played in a tournament format.
At last year’s event, 카지노사이트넷 Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong won the silver medal and Ahn Se-young finished third.