Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), a Korean women’s badminton player and world No. 4, reached the semifinals of the Malaysia Open. She battles world No. 2 Chen Yufei of China for a place in the final.
In the quarterfinals of the women’s singles tournament held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 13th, Ahn Se-young beat Wang Zhiyi (world ranking 8th, China) 2-1 (21-17 16-21 21-19) and advanced to the semifinals.
Chen Yu-fei, who will face off for the finals, was once known as Ahn Se-young’s nemesis. Until June of last year, Ahn Se-young faced 7 times and lost all of them, experiencing an absolute inferiority.
However, Ahn Se-young, who clashed with Chen Yu-fei in the women’s singles final of the Malaysian Masters held last year, won 2-0 in the 8th match, ending the one-sided relationship.
Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles, Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport)-Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) group was defeated by Afryani Rahayu-Sitippadia Silva Ramadhanti (Indonesia) 0-2 (20-22 15-21) in the quarterfinals. Dropped out.
Mixed Doubles Suh Seung-jae (Army Sports Corps) – Chae Yoo-jung (Incheon International Airport) Jodo Watanabe Yuta-Higashino Arisa (Japan) Joe was defeated 0-2 (17-21 17-21) and stopped at the threshold of the semifinals.