On November 9th, players of Fuzhou China Open began to compete in semi-finals. Dai Ziying was suspected of being affected by a leg injury and announced to quit the competition because of leg injury. So Japanese player Nozomi Okuhara won at 2: and advanced to the final. Zheng Siwei/ Huang Yaqiong, a Chinese group of mixed double, defeated Goh Soon Huat/ Lai Shevon Jemie at 2:0 and entered the final. Another Chinese group Chen Qingchen/ Jai Yifan failed to win Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota and was unable to compete in the final. What’s more, the competition between Kento Momota and Zhou Tien Chen is one of the highlights of the finals.
Chen Yufei, photo from Sina Sports
In the semi-final of women’s singles, the only Chinese player Chen Yufei won the last two games with 21-8 and 21-17 after her loss in the first game when competing with Michelle Li. And this is her second time to enter the final of Fuzhou China Open after winning her first champion of Super 750 last year. It is expectable for her to defend the champion.
In another semi-final of women’s singles, Nozomi Okuhara won the first two games with 19-21 and 21-12, and had a leading start at 11-6 in the third game. However, Dai Ziying, a player from Taipei, China, chose to quit the game because of leg injury. Thus, Chen Yufei will face Nozomi Okuhara in the final. It is coincidently that two athletes also compete with each other in the final. Chen Yufei said, Nozomi Okuhara also consumed much energy since she played three games, although it needed another ten points to complete the third game. Chen Yufei has won the champions of Super 300, Super 500 and Super 1000, and only the champion of Super 750 doesn’t belong to her. While Nozomi Okuhara entered the finals of this season six time and received five runner-ups.
In women’s double, Lee So Hee/ Shin Seung Chan defeated Mayu Matsumoto/ Wakana Nagahara with 12-21, 21-12 and 21-13. While another Japanese group Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota won Chen Qingchen/ Jia Yifan with 21-15, 15-21 and 20-22.
Chen Qingchen/ Jia Yifan
And Chen Qingchen/ Jiayifan failed to rank world No. 1 next week because of this loss. Two groups have once competed with each other 15 times and this is the sixth time. In the previous games both of them got 7 losses and 7 victories. And in this season, Chen Qingchen/ Jia Yifan has entered semi-finals eight times, advanced to finals six times and received champions four times.
Zheng Siwei/ Huang Yaqiong
In the mixed double, Wang Yilyu/ Huang Dongping kept their record of nine victories and one loss when two groups fight against each other by defeating Yuta Watanabe/ Higashino with 21-12 and 21-16. In another semi-final, Zheng Siwei/ Huang Yaqiong won the competition with 21-16 and 21-10. Chinese groups have won the champion and runner-up of mixed double in advance. In the beginning of the second game, Zheng Siwei had a nosebleed and returned to the court after simple treatment. He finally received victory with his partner.
At the same time as the on-court competition was intensely continue, the Olympic Carnival activities were also in full swing. The signing activities of Zhang Nan and Lin Dan attracted a large number of spectators, which pushes the carnival activities to a climax.
The “Children’s Naivety in Badminton Competition” campaign of the 2019 Straits Olympics Center’s Autumn Tour series was also active on the afternoon. And 70 groups of parent-child cheered for Chinese badminton players in the semi-finals.
After watching the competition, the staff of the Cultural and Sports Company took the children and parents to visit the Straits Olympic Center for a tour. Most of the citizens all know that there are many venues in the Straits Olympic Center, but the secrets in the venue are not figured out to the public. The staff bring parents and children to the stadium and the tennis central hall to popularize the venue knowledge and motivate the sport spirit in those children’s heart.