Yonex French Open: Main Draw Gets Underway in Mixed Doubles

Mixed doubles got off to a roaring start on October 25th at the Yonex French Open in scenic Paris.

World Top 10 Teams Advance

Coming off of their huge win at the Yonex Denmark Open the previous week, the veteran Danish duo of Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD) and Joachim Fischer Nielsen advanced over youngsters Matt Nottingham and Emily Westwood. The Danes were a brick wall in the face of their opponents’ advance in the opening game, keeping one step ahead of the English pair’s constant attacks. The Danes maintained their strength going into game 2, gradually widening the gulf between their opponents to advance with a final score of 21-19 21-14.

2016 Yonex All England champions Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 65) and Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65) survived a scare in their opening game against the Irish pair of Sam and Chloe Magee. The two teams tied at 17-17, exchanging point after point until the Indonesians got the edge at 25-23. The second game proved a more straightforward affair, with Praveen and Debby holding an unbroken lead to win the match with a final score of 25-23 21-13.

The Stars Assemble on Day 2

The tournament is set to kick into full force today, with defending champion Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes) set to take the stage, while 2016 European Championships gold medalist Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11, POWER CUSHION 65) will also set foot on the court. In women’s singles, World No. 8 and India’s No. 2 P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 02 LTD) will be playing in the morning after Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65), coming off of her third Superseries title at the Yonex Denmark Open.

Yonex French Open 2016 Tournament Results

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[2] Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 65)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) def. Sam Magee/Chloe Magee (IRL) 25-23 21-13

[3] Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(DEN) def. Matt Nottingham/Emily Westwood (ENG) 21-19 21-14

Yoo Yeon Seong/Chang Ye Na (KOR) def. [5] Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE Ⅱ, POWER CUSHION 02 Ladies)(ENG) 21-18 21-16