A grown-up Ahn defeats perennial nemesis Yamaguchi for ninth win of the year

World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi wins China Open title
Won four tournaments in a row and has Asian Games gold prospects

World No. 1 badminton women’s singles player Ahn Se-young has won the 토토사이트 China Open Badminton Championships 2023.

Ahn defeated world No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) 2-0 (21-10 21-19) in the women’s singles final of the tournament on Tuesday in Changzhou, China.

It was Ahn’s ninth win in 12 matches against Yamaguchi.

With this victory, Ahn has now won four consecutive tournaments, including the Korea Open, Japan Open and World Championships.

It was also her ninth title of the year. Ahn’s previous titles include the India Open and Indonesia Masters in January, the Korea Open in March, the Thailand Open and Singapore Open in June, the Korea Open and Japan Open in July, and the World Championships in August.

After reaffirming her status as one of the top women’s singles players in the world, 스포츠토토 Ahn also revealed her gold medal prospects at the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games. After the China Open, Ahn will compete in the Asian Games starting with the team event on Aug. 28.

From the start of game one, Ahn overwhelmed Yamaguchi and took a big lead. Ahn’s exquisite attacks left Yamaguchi unable to open up. With Ahn showing no signs of letting up, Yamaguchi seemed to give up the first game. Ahn took the first game 21-10.

In game two, Yamaguchi came out aggressively, but Ahn adapted to Yamaguchi’s changed strategy and pulled ahead. Ahn racked up points with clever shots that overcame the shorter Yamaguchi’s height.

Until last year, Ahn had lost the initiative against Yamaguchi and was dragged down, but in this match, Ahn was in control. After being pushed around by Ahn, Yamaguchi made mistake after mistake and lost points.

The former world champion did not back down easily. After falling back to 16-17, Ahn capitalized on an error by Yamaguchi to regain the lead at 18-17. A smash from Ahn went out to level the score at 18-18.

At 19-19, Yamaguchi’s smash went out to put Ahn on championship point. Yamaguchi’s last shot hit the net, 스포츠토토맨 giving Ahn the win.

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