Defending champion Ahn advances to Korea Open quarterfinals

World No. 2 Ahn Se-young 안세영 (Samsung Life Insurance) has advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles badminton tournament.

Ahn defeated world No. 35 Putri Kusuma Wardani (ION) 2-0 (21-7 21-12) in the women’s singles round of 16 at the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2023 at Jinnam Gymnasium in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday.

Ahn, who won the women’s singles title at the Korea Open last year, will be looking for her second straight title at the tournament. Ahn will face world No. 38 Shim Yoo-jin (Incheon International Airport) in the quarterfinals.

If Ahn advances to the quarterfinals, she will likely meet Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Chen Yufei (China – World No. 3).

World No. 19 Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life Insurance) caused an upset with a 2-0 (21-9 21-17) win over world No. 5 He Bingjiao (CHN). In the quarterfinals, Kim will face World No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi (JPN), who won the World Individual Badminton Championships in 2021 and last year.

In the women’s doubles, the world No. 2 pair of Lee So-hee (Incheon International Airport) and Baek Hana (MG Saemaul Bank) advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-11 21-4) victory over the world No. 19 pair of Trisha Jolly and Gayatri Puella (India).

Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) defeated Shin Seung-chan (Incheon International Airport) and Lee Yoo-rim (Samsung Life Insurance) 2-0 (21-13 21-10) in the women’s doubles quarterfinals.

In mixed doubles, Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life) and Chae Yoo-jung (Incheon International Airport) defeated Indonesia’s Dejan Purdinansya and Gloria Emmanuel Widjaja 2-1 (21-14 20-22 21-11) to advance to the round of 16. 토토사이트

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