Ahn Se-young “I continued to learn after losing 4 times to world No. 1 Yamaguchi”
Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance, world No. 2), a sign of Korean women’s badminton, participated in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour for the third time this year.
Ahn Se-young withdrew from Michelle Lee (Canada) in the first round (roof of 32) of the Indonesian Masters women’s singles at the BWF Super 500 held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 25th.
Ahn Se-young, who lost the first set 20-22, was uneasy about starting. Ahn Se-young, shaken against Lee, whom she had met four times so far and won all of them, took the lead by leading 18-6 in the second set.
In this situation, Li announced her withdrawal due to injury and Ahn Se-young advanced to the round of 16. On the 26th, he will compete with Puri Kusuma Wardani of Indonesia to advance to the quarterfinals.
Ahn Se-young won the Yonex Sunrise India Open at the BWF World Tour Super 750 event held in New Delhi, India on the 22nd. The opponent she faced in the finals was world number one Akane Yamaguchi (Japan). Ahn Se-young, who had fallen into a 4-game losing streak against her opponent before this match, took revenge with a thrilling 2-1 (15-21 21-16 21-12).
The two also faced off in the Malaysian Open final, her first BWF World Tour event of the year. Compared to last year, Ahn Se-young has been on a winning streak with a more aggressive game management. In the semi-finals, she continued her rise by defeating her ‘nemesis’ Chen Yufei (China, world No. 4).
However, she was unable to overcome the wall of another nemesis, Yamaguchi. Ahn Se-young lost to Yamaguchi at the Jeonyeong Open in March last year, the World Individual Championships in August, the Japan Open and the Malaysian Open.
In the final of the Indian Open, he started off badly. After giving up the first set, he turned the tide from the second set and won a thrilling come-from-behind victory. 메이저놀이터
Ahn Se-young, who had an interview with BWF, said, “I knew the game would be long. Even after giving up the first game, I was ready to go to the end.” He continued, “I was enjoying the game and that helped. I lost four games in a row recently to Yamaguchi, but I continued to learn from those losses.”
At the Indonesia Masters, Yamaguchi was seeded top but withdrew in the first round. With Yamaguchi leaving, Ahn Se-young’s chances of winning a second consecutive championship increased even more.
Kim Ga-eun (25, Samsung Life Insurance), who participated together, lost 1-2 to Zhang Bei-wen (USA) in the first round of women’s singles. Mixed doubles Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Sports Corps) and Chae Yoo-jung (28, Incheon International Airport) Joe also failed to advance to the second round after losing 1-2 to China’s Jiang Jianbang-Wei Yaxin group.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, as well as sports OTT service SPOTV NOW, will broadcast major matches of the BWF Indonesia Masters live via satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA (Spotv Asia). Sporty Asia is a channel broadcasting to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, and broadcasts tennis grand slam tournaments such as Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP tour, motorcycle racing competition MotoGP (GP), WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis competition, and BWF ( World Badminton Federation) Badminton competition, International Sports Climbing (IFSC), Sports Climbing World Cup, etc. are provided.