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‘Badminton signboard’ Ahn Se-young defeats world No. 1 Yamaguchi to win the Indian Open

(Reporter Cho Eun-hye, Xports News) ‘Badminton signboard’ Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance) reached the top by beating Akane Yamaguchi (26, Japan) at the 2023 India Open Badminton Championships.

World No. 4 Ahn Se-young won the women’s singles final match held in New Delhi, India on the 22nd (Korean time) with a come-from-behind victory over world No. 1 Yamaguchi 2-1 (15-21, 21-16, 21-12). did.

Ahn Se-young gave up the first set, but took the lead with consecutive scores in the second set, tied 12-12, and took the second set without losing the lead. In the 3rd set, he succeeded in scoring 4 consecutive points at 8-8, beating Yamaguchi, and scored consecutively without conceding a point at 17-12, ending the game as it was.

Ahn Se-young, who lost to Yamaguchi in the women’s singles final at the Malaysia Open a week ago, took revenge against Yamaguchi by winning today. At that time, she won the first set and lost the second set, returning her flow as it was.

It is also a valuable victory against Yamaguchi, about 8 months and 5 games after the victory in the semifinals of the World Women’s Team Championships in May of last year. Her career record was 6 wins and 11 losses.

Meanwhile, the team, including Ahn Se-young, will move to Jakarta, Indonesia, to participate in the 2023 Indonesia Masters Championships, which will be held from the 24th.

Photo = AFP/Yonhap News

Reporter Cho Eun-hye eunhwe@xportsnews.com

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