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One Ticket to Women’s Singles Final Goes to China

China shows their strength in women's singles at the 2022 Indonesia Masters. The country passed three representatives in the semifinals of the tournament which provides a total prize of USD360,000. China confirms their spot in the final round after the first seed Chen Yu Fei meets her compatriot who is seeded in sixth position He Bing Jiao in the semifinal. Even though the ranking is lower, He Bing Jiao is in ninth place while Yu Fei was in fourth place, but he has a better match record. In their previous 10 meetings, He won six times. In fact, the last time the two met in 2022 was in the final of the Korea Masters where He Bing Jiao won the rubber game 21-14, 14-21, 21-9.

There’s even a good chance for an all-China final in the women's singles. This is given that Han Yue, who is not seeded, defeats Ratchanok Intanon in today’s semi finals. However, this won’t be a light challenge, given the fact that in their previous three meetings, Intanon has always won.

The chance for an all-China final also occurs in the men's doubles. However, the chance is not as big as in the women’s singles. This is due to their two pairs having to meet with Indonesian powerful doubles. Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang will meet first seed Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo while Hei Ji Ting/Zhou Haodong against fourth seed Fajar Alfian/M. Rian Ardianto. Interestingly, the two Chinese representatives played in the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2022 from the qualifying round. Meanwhile, Fajar/Rian were the pair who beat the Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalists from Chinese Taipei Lee Yang/Wang Chi-lin in two straight games 21-15, 21-18.

Meanwhile, in the women's doubles, the Chinese pair who are seeded in first place, Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan have not encountered any significant obstacles. Both of them walked to the semifinals after winning 21-8, 21-13 over their own colleagues Liu Xuan Xuan/Xia Yu Ting. In the semifinals, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medalist will face South Korean doubles Jeong Na-eun/Kim Hye-jeong. The two pairs have met twice and beaten each other. Another semifinal will challenge Indonesia's new doubles Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti, the seventh seed, against Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan from Malaysia, the sixth seed.

In the men's singles, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, the fourth seed, will face Danish first seed Viktor Axelsen. On paper, of course, Axelsen, who is also the gold medalist of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is more favored. In their meeting record, Axelsen leads 6-4. Moreover, in his last meeting in the quarter-finals of the All England 2022, Axelsen won a landslide victory. However, fighting in his own homeland while starting to find his best game again may lead to Ginting making a surprise. Meanwhile, in the other semifinal, the 2021 World Champion from Singapore, Loh Kean Yew, who is also the eighth seed, will challenge Chou Tien-chen, the third seed from Chinese. In four meetings, the two badminton players shared a 2-2 draw.

Lastly, in the mixed doubles, there is one European pair, namely Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue from France. They qualified for the semifinals after defeating the sixth seed from Hong Kong Tang Chun-man/Tse Ying Suet 21-15, 21-10. In the semifinals, Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue will face Thailand's unseeded doubles, Supak Jomkoh/Supissara Paewsampran, who in the quarter-finals defeated the Indonesian pair who are also 2017 Junior World Champions Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari 21-13, 21-14. Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue once defeated Supak Jomkoh/Supissara Paewsampran in the Round of 32 Denmark Open 2021. Another semifinal pitted second seed from China Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong with fifth seed from South Korea Seo Seung-jae/Chae Yoo-jung. In the previous six meetings, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong always won.

 

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