Badminton Women's Champion Ahn Se-young dominates all three openings in Korea, China and Japan
World No. 1 badminton women's singles player Ahn Se-young (21-Samsung Life Insurance) swept international tournaments in South Korea, China and Japan.
On Tuesday, Ahn defeated Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) in the women's singles final of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 1000 China Open in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The world No. 2 defeated Yamaguchi in straight sets 2-0 (21-10 21-19) in just 38 minutes.
She returned to the podium just two weeks after winning the World Championships last month. It was Ahn's ninth title this year.
Notably, Ahn has dominated all of the open tournaments in the badminton powerhouses of Korea, China, and Japan. In July, Ahn won the Korea Open and Japan Open back-to-back, followed by the Super 1000 in China.
Yamaguchi was once considered Ahn's nemesis, but she was no match for her. After winning the first set in double figures, Ahn fought back to take the second set.
But at 19-all, Ahn came from behind and capitalized on a panicked Yamaguchi's error to seal the win. She further narrowed the gap to 9 wins and 12 losses.
In mixed doubles, Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life) and Chae Yu-jung (Incheon International Airport) won again. They defeated France's Tom Zickel-Delfin Delhui 2-0 (21-19 21-12) in the final.
Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yoo-jung also returned to the top 토토 two weeks after the World Championships. Seo and Chae are ranked No. 5 in the world in mixed doubles.
In women's doubles, Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Bank) and Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) lost 0-2 (11-21 17-21) in the final to world No. 1 Chen Qingcheng and Zhai Fan (China). Men's Doubles Seo Seung Jae-Kang Min Hyuk (Samsung Life Insurance) won the bronze medal after losing in the quarterfinals to the Malaysian team the day before.