The Malaysian Open badminton tournament advanced to three finals

  KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The semifinals of the 2023 Malaysia Open Badminton Championship were held in Kuala Lumpur on the 14th, and the Chinese team's men's doubles team Liang Weihang/Wang Chang, the women's doubles team Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan, and the mixed doubles team Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong reached the final.

The Malaysian Open badminton tournament advanced to three finals

  Leung Wai Hang (right) / Wang Chang during the game on January 14. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Zhang Wen)

  Leung Wai Keng / Wang Chang defeated India's Ranquireddy/Shetty 21:16, 11:21 and 21:15 to face the Indonesian pair of Alfian/Adianto in the final. Leung Wai Keng/Wang Chang said after the match that they are very happy to reach the final of the Super 1000 class for the first time, and they will prepare according to the characteristics of their opponents for tomorrow's match.

The Malaysian Open badminton tournament advanced to three finals

  Chen Qingchen (right) / Jia Yifan in the game on January 14. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhu Wei

  In the women's doubles semifinals, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan faced the Indonesian pair Rahayu/Sitti. Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won the first set 21:9. Shortly after the start of the second game, the Indonesian combination withdrew due to injury, and Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan entered the final. They will face South Korean pair Ha Na Bai and Lee You-lin for the title, who beat Chinese pair Zhang Shuxian / Zheng Yu 21:17 and 23:21 on the same day.

The Malaysian Open badminton tournament advanced to three finals

  On January 14, Zheng Siwei (right) / Huang Yaqiong celebrated the score. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Zhang Wen)

  In the mixed doubles semifinals, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong defeated the Indonesian pair Dejan/Vidjiaja 21:16 and 21:18. In the final, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong will face the Japanese pair of Yuda Watanabe/Yusa Higashino.

  Zheng Siwei said after the game: "I feel that the overall performance today is good, but the first time I played against my opponent, there were unfamiliar and uncomfortable places, and some links were more impatient. We take every game seriously and want to play every game well this year. ”

  In the women's singles competition, China's Chen Yufei lost 1:2 to South Korea's An Zhiying, unfortunately stopping in the semifinals. The women's singles champion of the Open will be decided between Ahn Zhiying and Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.

  In the men's singles, Japan's Kodai Naraoka defeated Thailand's Kunravut 21:17, 19:21 and 21:17 after more than 112 minutes. In the final, Koda Naraoka will face Denmark's Anselon against Denmark.

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