April 11, 2024


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Badminton: Yeo digs deep to win; Loh’s hot streak finally ends, Sport News & Top Stories

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SINGAPORE – National shuttler Yeo Jia Min continued her force via soreness to progress in the Indonesia Masters, beating Japan’s environment No. 49 Saena Kawakami 21-19, 14-21, 21-14 yesterday.

The globe No. 20’s reward is a quarter-last against Thailand’s Phittayaporn Chaiwan currently. The globe No. 27 experienced surprised compatriot, eighth-rated Ratchanok Intanon 18-21, 21-12, 21-17 at the US$600,000 (S$815,000) Badminton Earth Federation World Tour Tremendous 750 party.

Yeo, 22, has a 3-1 document against Phittayaporn, having overwhelmed the 20-year-old two times in their most modern encounters in 2019.

The Singaporean had been suffering from flu and overall body aches given that finishing second at the Hylo Open up in Germany on Nov 7, and experienced contemplated withdrawal in advance of she gave it a go in opposition to Denmark’s Line Christophersen at the Bali International Convention Centre and won 21-18, 21-18.

It was an additional tense 53-moment match in opposition to Kawakami, with the scores tied on 12 events in advance of Yeo claimed the match. 
The Japanese strike again but Yeo was the sharper player in the decider and picked her spots properly with her lifts to the back again courtroom and drives down the line.

She said: “I’m about 90 for each cent recovered. It’s been very long due to the fact I played Phittayaporn and every person, which includes myself, has been building for the past two years.

“I’ll just go on to do my finest to adapt and participate in.”

In the meantime in the men’s singles, fellow Singaporean Loh Kean Yew’s winning streak finished at 6 matches following he was crushed by Chinese Taipei’s entire world No. 4 Chou Tien-chen 21-10, 21-12. 

The planet No. 30 was mainly outplayed by Chou in excess of the 33-minute match as he had no answers to his opponent’s potent entire body pictures and was compelled into making lousy shot picks.

The get signifies Chou has levelled their head-to-head document at 2-2 after shedding their preceding two encounters, like a initial-round match at the Hylo Open which Loh won earlier this thirty day period for his 1st Tremendous 500 title.

The 24-calendar year-old will declare US$1,800 in prize cash for producing the next spherical as he now regroups and focuses on bouncing back at the Nov 23-28 Indonesian Open up, a Tremendous 1000 celebration, at the same location.

He explained: “My physique is a little fatigued and I did not have the tolerance to enjoy the prolonged rallies, which brought on a lot of unforced faults. I will get the job done on my fitness and get ready for up coming 7 days.”

Countrywide singles mentor Kelvin Ho summarised: “Kean Yew wasn’t brief plenty of to adapt to court ailments and we will work on his health and fitness and courtroom touches. Jia Min was resilient and supplied responses to the complications her opponents threw at her.”

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