Shao Chieh & Yu Chin Become Runners-up in Singapore
- 25 June 2012
The Singapore Open Superseries was held from June 19th to 24th and Taiwan's Cheng Shao Chieh (NS9900), in the women's singles, and Chien Yu Chin (ARCZSTH), in the women's doubles, became runners-up.
No. 4 seed Cheng Shao Chieh faced No. 2 seed Juliane Schenk of Germany in the final. Cheng lost the first game by 21-11, however, she quickened her movement in the second game. It became a closer and nail biting game when Cheng caught up from 10-15 to 15-15. Cheng faced the game point at 20-17, but the opponent won 4 consecutive points to lead. Cheng showed her characteristic, speedy and tenacious performance, although she lost the game, 26-24.
In the men's singles, an 18-year-old Viktor Axelsen (VTZF) won the first round against world No. 6 and top seeded Sho Sasaki by 21-10, 15-21, 21-12. He advanced to the semifinals of Superseries for the first time after defeating Sony Dwi Kuncoro (VT80) in the quarterfinal, 21-17, 26-24.
In the women's doubles semifinals, No. 6 seed Chien Yu Chin and Cheng Wen Hsing defeated Indonesiafs No. 1 pair, Meiliana Jauhari(VT80) and Greysia Polii(VTZF) by 21-13, 19-21, 21-16. In the final, they met Chinese youngsters, 6th seeded Yixin Bao and Qianxin Zhong. Taiwanese pair forced to be defensive and lost the first game, 21-12, however, they played more aggressively in the second game to earn 12 smash winners. This is the second time for Chien and Cheng to become the runners-up in the major event of this year.
Japan's Reiko Shiota and Shintaro Ikeda advanced to the final of Superseries mixed doubles for the first time.
Players' images are from All England Open 2012.
Tournament Results [Finals]
1. Boonsak Ponsana (THA)
2. Zhengming Wang (CHN)
1. Juliane Schenk (GER)
2. Cheng Shao Chieh (TPE)
1. Markis Kido/ Hendra Setiawan (INA)
2. Sung Hyun Ko/ Yeon Seong Yoo (KOR)
1. Yixin Bao/ Qianxin Zhong (CHN)
2. Chien Yu Chin/Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE)
1. Hung Ling Chen/ Wen Hsing Cheng (CHN)
2. Reiko Shiota/ Shintaro Ikeda (JPN)