Badminton: The stats aren’t in Zhiyi’s favor however she is going to face Se-young depend | Jobs Punch

WANG Zhiyi (pic) of China hopes to rediscover the shape that gained her the Asian Championships when she takes on South Korea’s An Se-young within the quarter-finals on the Axiata Area in the present day.

The 22-year-old Zhiyi defeated Taiwanese Pai Yu-po 21-13, 21-10 within the second spherical yesterday to earn the precise to face Se-young, who overcame Goh Jin Wei 21-10, 21- 12 in one other match within the second spherical.

Zhiyi doesn’t have a very good file towards the 20-year-old Korean as she has suffered three losses in 4 conferences.

The World No. 8 Zhiyi fell to compete with world No. 4 Se-young within the Canada Open last and within the second spherical of the Korean Masters in 2019.

She suffered one other loss on the World Championships in 2021 earlier than defeating Se-young in final yr’s Asian meet semi-final to advance to the ultimate, the place she misplaced to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi to clinch the silver.

Though the percentages are stacked towards her, Zhiyi appears to be like ahead to going up towards Se-young.

“I am very excited in regards to the sport tomorrow (in the present day) as a result of we’re the identical age,” mentioned Zhiyi.

“He could also be youthful however he began his sports activities journey sooner than me.

“It has been greater than half a yr since we final performed towards one another and I believe we have improved when it comes to our expertise and efficiency degree, so I am nicely ready for the sport,” he mentioned.

Zhiyi admitted that he struggled to regain his type after dropping to Taiwanese Chen Su-yu within the Uber Cup Finals final yr.

The loss affected his psychological energy, leading to him crashing within the early rounds of a number of tournaments.

“The loss within the Uber Cup hit me arduous and it took a while for me to regulate to my state of affairs,” he mentioned.

“In comparison with the highest Chinese language gamers, Chen Yufei and He Bingjiao, I’m nonetheless behind as a result of I’m not as mature and secure as them, so there are ups and downs in my efficiency.

“However I gained expertise and improved as I competed within the championships,” added Zhiyi.

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