On November 25th, Beijing time, all five matches in the semifinals of the 2023 China Badminton Masters ended in the morning! Women's singles Han Yue and Chen Yufei completed the meeting and locked the women's singles championship and runner-up for the national feather in advance; the mixed doubles IELTS combination and the South Korean Xu Cai combination advanced to the finals, and the final stage will be a contest between old rivals! In addition, the first women's doubles semi-finals ended, and the Fan Chen combination suffered a reversal and lost to the old rival Rape Flower combination to stop the semifinals!
Women's Singles Semi-Final Report:
Han Yue 21-14, 21-18 Wang Zhiyi
Chen Yufei 21-16, 21-15 Jin Jiaen
No.8 seed Han Yue defeated Wang Zhiyi to win the derby and advance to the women's singles final! Han Yue is the second-highest winning player in the women's singles this season, and the semi-final victory over Wang Zhiyi was not a surprise. The first game started behind, to equalize, and then to overtake, and in the second game, the score was stalemate to win at the end of the game, Han Yue was obviously a more mature side in mentality, skills and tactics in the semifinals. In the end, he was able to qualify for the final for the third time in the season!
Chen Yufei successfully defended the lower half of the women's singles for the national feather and successfully met Han Yue in the final! Facing South Korea's "second sister" Kim Jiaen, Chen Yufei is obviously much more handy. The whole process of suppression in the first game, and the reversal in the second game, Chen Yufei swept cleanly and won 2-0. In all five events since the Hangzhou Asian Games, Chen Yufei has advanced to the finals! Of course, this is her seventh final of the season!
Mixed Doubles Semi-Final Report:
Seo Seung Jae/Choi Yoo Hyun 21-17, 21-13 Deng Jun Wen/Hsieh Ying Suet
Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong 21-16, 21-13 Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping
No. 4 seeds Xu Cai defeated Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet to advance to the final! Both games were pulled away after a break; in the first game, Xu Cai doubled their advantage after 11-9, and in the second game, they also came back 11-9 to pull the score apart! The world champions had a clear lead in adjustment and rhythm. This is the sixth time this season for the two to reach the final!
The IELTS pair defeated the Feng and Huang pairs and won the derby to advance to the final! Similar to the way the Xu Cai combination won the game, this game was also a sudden change in the middle of the game to take away the game! The two pairs of national feather mixed doubles met five times, and the IELTS combination won 4 wins and 1 loss; it seems that for a while, the Feng and Huang combinations could not pose a threat to the IELTS combination! This is the ninth time that the IELTS combination has advanced to the final this season!
Women's Doubles semifinals: Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan 21-14, 16-21, 15-21 Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota
It's a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds, and a clash of old rivals from the last two Olympic cycles. The Fan Chen combination won the first game 8-0 after the inter-game pause, and the rape flower combination always led the score until the end of the game in the second game. With the defeat of the Fan Chen combination, the two pairs are tied again (11-11)!
Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota will face the winner in the final between Jung Na Eun/Kim Hye Jung and Naomi Matsuyama/Chiyo Shida!