Changzhou, Jiangsu, September 8, Xinhua News Agency (Reporter Tian Guangyu, Ding Wenxian, Wang Hengzhi) The 2023 China Open badminton championships were all decided on the 8th, and the Chinese team men's singles players Shi Yuqi and Lu Guangzu fought hard for three games to advance to the semifinals. In the women's singles, Chen Yufei defeated He Bingjiao 2-0 to reach the final four. In the doubles event, women's doubles Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan and men's doubles Liang Weihang/Wang Chang successfully advanced, while mixed doubles stars Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong unfortunately stopped at the quarterfinals.
On September 8, Shi Yuqi was in the game. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Lei
Shi Yuqi faces world number three Naraoka Kodai. Facing a rising Japanese star with well-rounded skills and excellent defense, Shi Yuqi played steadily and patiently looked for opportunities. After 75 minutes of fierce fighting, Shi Yuqi won 18:21, 21:9 and 22:20.
"I carefully summed up the lessons of the previous four defeats, and today I have adjusted my mentality better and played the characteristics of my playing style." Shi Yuqi said after the game.
Lu Guangzu also suppressed and then soared, defeating Japan's Kanta Tokoyama 14:21, 21:18, 21:8 to advance to the semifinals.
In a men's singles match, Denmark's Axelon defeated Singapore's Luo Jianyou 21:17, 23:21 to advance to the semifinals.
On September 8, Chen Yufei returned the ball in the game. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Lei
The women's singles competition ushered in a national badminton "intra-team match". Facing He Bingjiao, Chen Yufei was more proactive and won 21:18, 21:11. Chen Yufei said after the game that teammates know each other very well, and it is normal to win and who loses, "I may have done a better job in wind control and detail handling today."
Another Chinese player, Han Yue, faces South Korea's An Zhiying, the winner of the Xinke World Championship. Cheered by the home crowd, Han Yue took the lead 21:15, which was also the first time that An Zhiying fell behind in this tournament. An then quickly adjusted, completing the reversal at 21:15, 21:17 and advancing to the semifinals.
In other women's singles matches, Chinese Taipei's Dai Ziying defeated Spain's Marin 2-1, and Japan's Akane Yamaguchi won in straight sets. Known as the women's singles "BIG4", Chen Yufei, An Zhiying, Akane Yamaguchi and Dai Ziying once again gathered in the semifinals.
September 8, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (right) in the game. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Wenhui
In the mixed doubles competition, world No. 1 Zheng Siwei/Hwang Yaqiong faced the world champion and South Korean pair Seo Seungjae/Choi Yoo-hyun. After losing the final of the World Championships, the "IELTS" combination lost again, with the scores of 21:17, 13:21 and 17:21 in three sets. So far, the top four seeds in mixed doubles have missed the semifinals.
Zheng Siwei said after the game: "The last two competitions have had a chance to win, but there have been consecutive points lost in the middle, so go back and sum it up. ”
In other competitions, four-time women's doubles world champions Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan continued to rise high, defeating the Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima/Saika Hirota 21:18, 21:11. The women's doubles pair of Kuniwa "Post-00s" Liu Shengshu / Tan Ning lost 1:2 to the Japanese pair Reina Miyaura / Ayako Sakuamoto. The men's doubles pair of Liang Weiheng/Wang Chang defeated teammates Liu Yuchen/Ou Weiyi 2-0 to advance to the semifinals.