On September 9, Beijing time, the fourth round semifinals of the 2023 China Open Super1000 continued.
Mixed Doubles Final –
No. 5 seeds Seo Seung-jae/Choi Yoo-hyun 21-19, 21-11 extended their undefeated record against Chan Kin Ming/Lai Peijun, winning two straight matches. This is Seung-jae's 22-game winning streak since last month's Australian Open Super500, and the men's doubles won back-to-back titles, and mixed doubles won last week's World Championships.
Eighth-seeded Jikail/Del Rue continued to play without losing a game and eventually defeated Chen Tangjie/Du Yiwei 21-16, 21-13 to avenge this year's World Championships, winning their first head-to-head victory, reaching their third international and second Tour final of the season after the Indonesia Masters and European Games, and the first time French mixed doubles reached the final of the China Open, and tomorrow they will challenge fifth-seeded and ST World Champions Seungjae/Choi Yoo-hye.
Women's Doubles Final –
Top seeds Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan 20-22, 21-15, 21-16 defeated seventh-seeded Nao Matsuyama/Chiyo Shida to win four consecutive meetings and reach the seventh Tour final this season after the Malaysian Open, India Open, Singapore Open, Korea Open, Japan Open, World Championship, and the third women's doubles final at home after 2017 and 2019.
No. 2 seeds Lee Shao-hee/Ha Na Bai defeated Ayako Sakuamoto/Reina Miyaura 21-18, 21-14 to avenge this year's Swiss Open defeat, winning their first victory and reaching the eighth Tour final of the season after the Thailand Masters, German Open, All England Open, Asian Championship, Malaysia Masters, Singapore Open, and India Open, which is also the final of the Korean women's doubles return to the China Open for the first time in six years since 2017. Tomorrow they will face top seeds and defending champions Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan at home.
Women's Singles Final –
After a rare collective miss in the semifinals of the mixed doubles top4, the women's singles top4 are back in the semifinals as usual, and this season the women's singles top4 occupy the top four at least eight tournaments, and the occasional spoiler is only Grand Slam winner Marin.
Top seed An Zhiying defeated No. 4 seed Dai Ziying 21-18, 21-14 to achieve five consecutive head-to-head wins, and also the 19th consecutive victory in badminton, reaching the thirteenth tour final this season after the Indonesia Open, German Open, Malaysia Open, Asian Championship, Thailand Open, Indonesia Masters, India Open, Home Open, Singapore Open, Japan Open, All England Open, World Championship, She also led the Korean women's singles to return to the final of the China Open after 28 years after Fang Baixian in 1995.
The match between Chen Yufei and Akane Yamaguchi has both "warm veins" and "sword light and shadow", more often it is "hiding knives in laughter", both of them showed the ultimate delicate feel in front of the net, and two rolling tennis balls actually appeared in one round, when Chen Yufei had the last laugh. There were almost no square balls in the whole game, and the hair extensions were directly white-knuckled, and Akane Yamaguchi mainly pushed Chen Yufei's forehand to the sideline. Chen Yufei is more open and changeable, and the two sides and bottom lines are within her attack range. All in all, it was definitely a rather draining race.
In the first game, Chen Yufei played a wave of 5-0+5-0 10-2 offensive after 6-10 behind, overtook in one fell swoop and maintained the advantage until the end, at the end of the game, Akane Yamaguchi scored four consecutive points to close the score of 19-19, Chen Yufei stabilized the situation and scored two consecutive points to seal the victory, 21-19 first. In the second game, the wind direction was unfavorable, and Chen Yufei started 0-9 and lost 15-21. In the tiebreaker, Chen Yufei started unfavorably and was beaten 5-0, Akane Yamaguchi reappeared in the style of "small motor", and the advance and retreat were good, some very passive balls can play high quality, 20-16 first to get the match point, Chen Yufei saved a match point unsuccessful, was Yamaguchi Akane in front of the net to save the hand, 17-21 loss.
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