The second round of Fuzhou China Open 2019 was under way today. Shi Yuqi quit after the first game and Chen Long was defeated after three games by his teammate Lu Guangzu who turned to be the only mens’singles player rising to the top 8 in the national badminton competitions. Chen Yufei won the competitions 21-18/21-13 over Aya Ohor. He Bingjiao closed out the match 21-13/21-17, defeating Korean “genius girl” An Se Young.
Shi Yuqi took the lead 10-7 against Denmark player Rasmus Gemke, while the latter reversed the trend by seizing 14 points in a row. Shi Yuqi and his coach chose to quit during the break. He explained that he felt discomfort in his ankle.
Shi Yuqi streamed into the finals in Macao last week and competed intensely against Son Wan Ho yesterday. The intensity of competitions negatively affected his recovery from the ankle surgery which was performed three months ago.
Quitting from such Super 750 of high-level competition for Olympic points, Shi Yuqi felt pity. “But I may not win the following match as well, I’d better take care of my ankle and pinch myself next time.”
Chen Long was defeated by Lu Guangzu 10-21, 21-10, 13-21. Lu Guangzu won three games of the first round over Chen Long in Korean Open 2019. It was the second time that he had won his senior player in over a month. Facing stronger opponent Chen Long, Lu Guangzu just braved the challenges and seized every opportunity.
Chen Yufei met her Japanese opponent Aya Ohori today, unfolding the first match with a tug of war. After intense rivalry12-12, Aya Ohori took the lead 18-16 until the defining moments Chen Yufei reversed the situation 21-18 by consecutive winning the key five points.
At the first game, He Bingjiao led all the way and overwhelmed An Se Young, the French Open champion and Korean genius girl 21-13. During the second game, An Se Young became better at defending against strikes from He Bingjiao who struggled and gradually left behind 7-11. After a short break, He Bingjiao adjusted her strategies and rivaled An Se Young 11-11. Subsequently, He Bingjiao dominated and won another match 21-17, rising to the top 8.
Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen
Mens’ Doubles players Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen encountered and defeated Chinese Taipei pair Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han 25-23 and 21-9, advancing to the top 8. He Jiting/Tan Qiang challenged Indonesian senior players Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, dramatically experiencing ups and downs 21-16, 21-11, 21-16. Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong lost two games in turn to German pair Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel 17-21,18-21.
Li Wenmei/Zheng Yu from Xinhua News Agency
During the the second round of inner competitions, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won two games 21-15,21-16, eliminating teammates Liu Xuanxuan/Xia Yuting. Du Yue/Li Yinhui faced reversal by Li Wenmei/Deng Yu 21-18,23-25,18-21。
Mixed doubles players Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong stroke Chinese Taipei pair Wang Chi-Lin/Cheng Chi Ya by two consecutive games. Ren Xiangyu/Zhou Chaomin was defeated by Japanese pair Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino 17-21,21-16,13-21.
Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dongping defeated Chinese pair Ou Xuanyi/Feng Xueying in the mixed doubles match and progressed to the following competition.