Yonex All England Open 2016: The Stars Shine in Round 1

The Yonex All England Open Superseries Premier got underway in spectacular form on March 9th, with many members of the Yonex elite making one proud step closer to this year’s title.



In men’s singles, VOLTRIC-wielding Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) dominated in his opening match against Hsu Jen Hao (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 02 MENS) without dropping a game. Expertly maneuvering the court with forceful power, Jan was not led once after an initial 1-1 tie in the opening game. After a slow start in game 2, the same combo of speed and power that defined his first-game win came back, and drove him to a 21-14 21-14 victory in 42 minutes. “I’m happy to get the win in straight games,” commented Jan post-match.

Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES) triumphed in a close opening women’s singles match against Korea’s Bae Yeon Ju. The World No. 1 Spaniard struck with her defining power and quick movements, but her opponent kept on her tail. As the two drew even at slim margins, Carolina’s turning point came in game 3. Clutching control of the final game, the Spaniard capitalized on her opponent’s errors, loading the pressure on. Carolina advanced to round two with a final score of 25-23 20-21 21-15.

Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 75) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS) came back from a game down to survive a tight encounter with Denmark’s Kim Astrup (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. After narrowly dropping game one, the 2015 men’s doubles World Champions advanced into round two with their sharp and speed and pin-point power at 22-20 16-21 13-21. In mixed doubles Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS LADIES) came out on top after a close opening game to win by a huge margin in the second, advancing to round 2 in 35 minutes with a final score of 24-22 21-12.

With an incredible first round like this one, the rest of the week is beginning to look even more promising.

Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships Superseries Premier Results


Men’s Singles (Round 1)

[3] Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(DEN) def. Hsu Jen Hao (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 02 MENS)(TPE) 21-14 21-14

[4] Kento Momota (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ)(JPN) def. Christie Jonatan (INA) 19-21 21-18 21-13

[5] Lin Dan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE II LD, SHBSC6LDEX)(CHN) def. Lee Dong Keun (KOR) 21-17 21-17

[6] Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(DEN) def. Brice Leverdez (FRA) 14-21 22-20 22-20

Srikanth Kidambi (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 65 WIDE)(IND) def. Rajiv Ouseph (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(ENG) 21-17 21-12

Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)(GER) def. Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 21-10 21-11

Tommy Sugiarto (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(INA) def. [7] Chou Tien Chen (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(TPE) 21-14 21-14

B. Sai Praneeth (NANORAY 750, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(IND) def. [2] Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, POWER CUSHION AERUS LCW)(MAS) 24-22 22-20

Women’s Singles (Round 1)

[1] Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(ESP) def. Bae Yeon Ju (KOR) 25-23 20-22 21-15

[2] Saina Nehwal (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(IND) def. Michelle Li (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)(CAN) 21-17 21-12

[6] Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(THA) def. Sun Yu (CHN) 21-17 21-16

Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(JPN) def. Kirsty Gilmour (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune)(SCO) 21-17 21-17

Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) def. P. V. Sindhu (DUORA 10, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(IND) 18-21 21-17 21-12

Men’s Doubles (Round 1)

[2] Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 75)/Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)(INA) def. Kim Astrup (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DEN) 20-22 21-16 21-13

[6] Hiroyuki Endo (DUORA 10)/Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) def. Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Emil Seidel (GER) 21-10 22-20

[8] Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. Liao Min Chun/Tseng Min Hao (TPE) 21-11 21-14

Vladimir Ivanov (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Ivan Sozonov (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(RUS) def. Raphael Beck/Peter Kaesbauer (GER) 21-17 21-14

Women’s Doubles (Round 1)

[3] Ayaka Takahashi (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Chen Hsiao Huan/Huang Mei Ching (TPE) 21-11 21-11

[4] Kamilla Rytter Juhl (NANORAY 900, Yonex Shoes)/Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(DEN) def. Jenny Moore/Victoria Williams (ENG) 21-13 21-12

Shizuka Matsuo (VOLTRIC 70)/Mami Naito (NANORAY 900)(JPN) def. Heather Olver/Lauren Smith (ENG) 21-10 21-12

Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) def. Greysia Polii (DUORA 10)/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (DUORA 10,Yonex Shoes)(INA) 21-18 23-21

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[5] Christinna Pedersen (NANORAY 800, POWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)/Joachim Fischer Nielsen (DEN) def. Lee Yong Dae/Lee So Hee (KOR) 21-17 21-18

[7] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS LADIES)(ENG) def. Ronald Alexander/Melati Daeva Oktaviani (INA) 24-22 21-12

[8] Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, Yonex Shoes)(INA) def. Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Yu Yan Vanessa Neo (SIN) 21-14 21-17

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