Sabrina Jaquet (BWF 46) lost 21-10 21-14 to France’s Xuefei Qi (BWF 41) in her 2nd preliminary round match at the Tokyo Olympics.
Beaten 21-7 21-13 by world No. 1 Tai Tzu-Ying two days earlier, Sabrina Jaquet held up to 7-7 in the 1st set, before conceding 10 points in a row. The scenario of the second round was almost identical, La Chaux-de-Fonnière leading 6-5 before losing 7 of the next 9 points.
Sabrina Jaquet (34), who hoped above all to have fun for the last competition of her career, has still not won a single set for her 3rd Olympics. Her task will also be difficult for her third game in Tokyo: she will face Vietnamese Thuy Linh Nguyen (BWF 49), who dominated Xuefei Qi 21-11 21-11 on Saturday.