Taiwan’s badminton star Tai Tzu-ying has reached the semifinals of the Malaysia Open | Jobs Punch

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan’s badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) entered the semifinals of the Malaysia Open after defeating compatriot Hsu Wen-chi (許玟琪) 21-6, 21-8 within the ladies’s singles quarterfinals. final Friday in Kuala Lumpur.

Third on the planet, Tai dictated the tempo of the match from the start and it solely took him 25 minutes to defeat the world No. 23 Hsu within the quarterfinals of the Tremendous 1000 showpiece held on the Axiata Area. The win prolonged Tai’s head-to-head in opposition to Hsu to 3-0.

Within the semifinals, Tai will meet world No. 1 Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi for a spot within the last, the place she has an opportunity to get revenge as she needed to accept second place in badminton’s season-ending 2022 HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, shedding in two video games 18-21, 20-22 of the Japanese participant in Bangkok final month.

Throughout Friday’s match, Tai pocketed the primary sport with ease, driving himself to a 14-6 lead earlier than reeling off the following seven factors to win the opener 21-6.

Tai carried the identical drive into the second sport and raced to a 16-8 lead earlier than reaching match level at 20-8 after Hsu hit broad. On the following level, he hit a well-calculated shot that landed inside the road to win the second sport 21-8.

The Tremendous 1000 tier Malaysia Open, held January 10-15, is the primary cease on the HSBC BWF World Tour in 2023 and carries a complete purse of US$1.25 million.

(By William Yen)


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