The BWF Tour Spain Masters came to an end, with the national badminton ending with 2 titles and 1 runner-up. In this tournament, Guoyu only sent players to participate in the three doubles, and the final result was also a surprise. In particular, the men's doubles He Jiting/Zhou Haodong and the women's doubles Liu Shengshu/Tan Ning are the first tour champions since their partnership!
The most unexpected of the five individual events is the women's singles final, former world champion Sindhu defeated Indonesia's Mariska 8-21 in two sets, knowing that before the final, Sindhu was unbeaten against Mariska 7 times! The former world champion seems to have been "left behind" by the first group of women's singles after experiencing injuries!
Sindhu is currently ranked 11th in the world, with a 5-5 record this season, three encounters in five Tour tournaments, and the Spanish Masters runner-up is already the best of the season! Last season, Sindhu reached the final four times and won the championship four times, and still maintains a certain competitiveness. After winning the Commonwealth Games, injuries have left her out for the remainder of last season's events, including the World Championships. They started the season with three consecutive defeats and barely finished second until the Spanish Masters. Obviously, Sindhu, who is still in the recovery period, still has a gap with the first group!
The first group of the women's singles in the world is basically dominated by Akane Yamaguchi, An Zhiying, Chen Yufei and Dai Ziying! Akane Yamaguchi won 2 titles, 1 runner-up and 1 semifinals in four tournaments this season, with a record of 17 wins and 2 losses! Defending the World Championship last season has greatly boosted the player's confidence. Running hard to make up for his short stature, Akane Yamaguchi is also in a leading position in the first group at this stage!
An Zhiying participated in 5 races this season, winning 3 championships and 2 runners-up; At least the runner-up record makes her the current best women's singles season. In just three months, she has equalled last season's five finals; 22 wins and 2 losses in a single season leads all women's singles! An has a 1-2 record against Akane Yamaguchi this season, and Akane Yamaguchi is still the player she most wants to surpass (not just the rankings).
Chen Yufei has become the runner-up "harvester" in the past two seasons, winning only 1 championship in 9 finals! This season, he participated in four races, with a runner-up finish in 1 race, a semifinalist in 2 races, and a semi-final in 1 race, with an overall record of 12 wins and 3 losses. Among the 9 final opponents, facing He Bingjiao 3 losses, An Zhiying 2 losses, Indanong 1 win and 1 loss, Yamaguchi Akane 1 loss, Dai Ziying 1 loss; In the battle for the championship, Chen Yufei still has great room for improvement!
Dai Ziying has been somewhat "Buddhist" this season, having participated in two tournaments that stopped in the semifinals, and the two defeats happened to be Akane Yamaguchi and An Zhiying. There are few participants, but they can also advance to the final four; Dai Ziying's current situation is like insufficient compared to the top, more than the bottom! Whether she can continue to maintain the first group depends on her next results!
In addition to the four generals of the first group, players such as He Bingjiao, Wang Zhiyi, Indanong, and Ma Lin all have the same problem - instability! He Bingjiao and Wang Zhiyi need to use a competition to prove their strength to impact the first group; Indanon and Marin face injuries and age! Up-and-comers, players such as Mariska belong to the "nerve knife", occasionally beating the first group players, but not stepping into the top four!