Ahn Se-young plays against Tai Tzu-ying in the third round of the preliminary round.
Badminton Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance) overcame the aftermath of injury and won the world badminton ‘King of Kings’ Dramatically advanced to the semifinals.
Se-young Ahn defeated Tai Tzu-ying (Taiwan) 2-0 (21-17 21-14) in the third match of Group A of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals 2023 Women’s Singles Group Stage held in Hangzhou, China on the 15th.
With this, Ahn Se-young finished the group stage with 2 wins and 1 loss, secured second place in the group, and secured a ticket to the semifinals.
Tai Tzu-ying also has the same number of wins as Ahn Se-young with 2 wins and 1 loss, but was pushed by Ahn Se-young (4 wins and 2 losses) in the set record (4 wins and 3 losses).
Ahn Se-young, who was completely defeated by teammate Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life Insurance) in the first game, bounced back without giving up a single set in the second and third games.
The remaining semifinal ticket goes to one of Kim Ga-eun (1 win, 1 loss) and Tai Tzu-ying, who have not yet played the third round.
The BWF World Tour Final is a competition that summarizes a season of international badminton competitions, and only the top 8 players (teams) in each event will participate to determine the strongest player.
The eight players in each event are divided into two groups of four each and compete in the group stage. Only two players from each group advance to the semifinals.
Lee So-hee (right) – Baek Hana
Ahn Se-young and Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life Insurance), who were selected as ‘Player of the Year’, showed off their potential by reaching the semifinals in men’s doubles with Kang Min-hyuk (Samsung Life Insurance) and mixed doubles with Chae Yu-jeong (Incheon International Airport).
Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaeul Geumgo) and Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank), who were in the same group in the women’s doubles, had mixed feelings.
Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na defeated Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong 2-0 (21-11 22-20) in the first game and advanced to the semifinals with three consecutive wins, but Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong were eliminated with one win and two losses.
Mixed doubles Kim Won-ho (Samsung Life Insurance) and Jeong Na-eun (Hwasun County Office) were also defeated in the semifinals by Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jeong in the same group. 카지노사이트존