Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), the star of Korean female badminton, has a new nemesis.
Ahn Se-young, world number 4 in badminton women’s singles, 1-2 (21-12 19-21 11-21) to world number 1 Akane Yamaguchi (26, Japan) in the 2023 Malaysia Open women’s singles final held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 15th (Korean time). ) and won a silver medal. In her match against Japan, she came from behind and missed her first win of the year. Ahn Se-young recorded 5 wins and 10 losses against Yamaguchi, who lost the world championship twice in a row. Until she defeated Yamaguchi 2-1 in the semifinals of the Uber Cup (World Women’s Team Badminton Championships) in May of last year, she was even on a par with 5 wins and 6 losses, but since then she has met four times and lost four times in a row.
Ahn Se-young raised her expectations for her first victory of the new year by easily winning her first set with light movements against Yamaguchi, who had risen from world No. 3 Tai Zi-ying (29, Taiwan). However, she faltered from the end of the second set. She trailed 2-7, then tied the game at 8-8, and she closed the game to 17-17, but was unable to take the lead. As she entered the third set, her stamina began to fail and she collapsed. 토토사이트
Ahn Se-young left regret as she was unable to continue her upward trend, defeating Chen Yu-fei (25, China), the world’s second-placed and “accredited natural enemy,” 2-1 in the semifinals the previous day. However, until her first victory at the Malaysian Masters in July last year, she was weak against Chen Yu-fei with a 7-7 record, but since then she has shown an advantage with 2 wins and 1 loss, and seems to have cut off her natural enemy relationship.
In the women’s doubles final held earlier, Baek Ha-na (MG Saemaeul Geumgo) and Lee Yu-rim (Samsung Life Insurance) lost to world No.
In the men’s doubles semifinal match the previous day, Seo Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps)-Kang Min-hyeok (Samsung Life Insurance) lost to world No.