The Andalusian champion Carolina Marín (seventh player in the world ranking) has had to work hard to defeat the Scottish Kirsty Gilmour in the first round of the prestigious badminton All England Open, in England (19), since although he has won in two sets (21-19 and 21-17), they were very worked and even.
Marín says that he is close to his best moment after that bad streak in the form of serious injuries, but need more high level matches, like the one he played in his debut in the English tournament. Gilmour is a tough competitor and the Huelva native has had to sweat to prevail. Above all, the difference has been noticed in terms of the winning experience, in the final stages of the partials, very even.
The Andalusian player will face the second round winner of Katethong (22)-Zhang (18), both ranked lower on the world list than the Scotsman. We will have to see how Carolina evolves physically after this important wear.
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