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Rising Sindhu & Marin Advance to the QFs with Big Wins

09 August 2013

It’s Day 4 of the BWF World Championships 2013 in Guangzhou. Young YONEX stars won their second round matches against higher ranked players. Sindhu P. V. (NR700RP) from India defeated former world champion Wang Yihan of China and Spanish Carolina Marin (VTZF, SHB01LX) won a nail-biting match against Sung Ji Hyun of Korea.

No. 10 seed Sindhu, who won Malaysia Grand Prix Gold in May, controlled whole the match fearlessly against former world No.1 and 2011 World Championships winner. The 18-year-old Indian player closed the match with 21-18 23-21 to continue her run at her first World Championships. Carolina had already defeated seeded player at the previous round, faced 5th seeded Sung Ji Hyun. Against world No. 6 Korean, Carolina fired incredible 18 smash winners. Carolina faced opponent’s match point in the third game 20-17, however, she came back to win 5 consecutive points to finish the tough 74 minutes match, 13-21 21-13 22-20.

Mathias Boe(VT80)/Carsten Mogensen(ARC-FB, SHBF1NLT), in crystal red men’s polo shirt 10098EX and men’s shorts 15025EX, defeated China’s Chai Biao/Zhang Nan by 21-15 21-18. They introduced their new outfits on their Facebook page and their fans loved them.


Tournament Results - Day 4

Men’s Singles - 3rd Round

[1]Lee Chong Wei (VTZF, SHB01LTD)(MAS) def. [14]Wang Zhengming (CHN) 21-12 21-7

[8]Tommy Sugiarto (ARC11, SHB01LTD)(INA) def. [11]Marc Zwiebler (ARC11)(GER) 21-19 21-14

[13]Kashyap Parupalli (ARC11)(IND) def. [6]Hu Yun (HKG) 21-13 21-16

Women’s Singles - 3rd Round

[3]Saina Nehwal (NR700RP)(IND) def. [15]Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 18-21 21-16 21-14

[4]Ratchanok Inthanon (ARC-FB, SHB01LX)(THA) def. [16]Yip Pui Yin (ARC11)(HKG) 21-14 21-12

[10]Sindhu P. V. (NR700RP)(IND) def. [2]Wang Yihan (CHN) 21-18 23-21

Carolina Marin (VTZF, SHB01LX)(ESP) def. [5]Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) 13-21 21-13 22-20

Men’s Doubles - 3rd Round

[2]Koo Kien Keat (NR, SHBF1NLT)/Tan Boon Heong (NR, SHBF1NLT)(MAS) def. Lee Chun Hei/Ng Ka Long (HKG) 21-17 21-7

[3]Mathias Boe (VT80)/Carsten Mogensen (ARC-FB, SHBF1NLT)(DEN) def. [9]Chai Biao/Zhang Nan (CHN) 21-15 21-18

[4]Hiroyuki Endo (VTZF)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) def. Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif/Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (MAS)23-21 21-7

[6]Mohammad Ahsan (ARC-FB, SHB01LTD)/Hendra Setiawan (NR800)(INA) def. [15]Alvent Yulianto Chandra/Markis Kido (INA) 21-19 21-17

Women’s Doubles - 3rd Round

[4]Christinna Pedersen (NR800, SHB01LX)/Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NR800)(DEN) def. [10]Duanganong Aroonkesorn/Kunchala Voravichitchaikul (THA) 21-17 21-10

Mixed Doubles 3rd Round

[6]Muhammad Rijal (AT900P)/Debby Susanto (INA) def. Chen Hung Ling/Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE) 21-13 21-13

[8]Robert Matesiak (VT70)/Nadiezda Zieba (VT60)(POR) def. Vitalij Durkin (VT80)/Nina Vislova (ARC8DX)(RUS) 21-18 21-15

Sindhu’s image is from India Open 2013.

Marin’s image is from YONEX All England Open 2013.