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BWF World Tour Finals: Teen prodigy An Se-young scores first win over Carolina Marin

The younger South Korean had misplaced to reigning Olympic champion Marin in his earlier two encounters, however on Friday managed to safe a victory on the ultimate day of the spherical robin stage.

A Se-young in motion towards Carolina Marin within the ultimate spherical robin stage of the BWF World Tour. AFP

Bangkok: Teenage prodigy An Se-young pushed to victory in a troublesome match towards former world champion Carolina Marin on Friday within the World Tour badminton finals – her first victory over the Spaniard in Bangkok.

The world’s high gamers confronted off within the Thai capital for 3 consecutive tournaments in a biosecurity “bubble”, culminating on this week’s World Tour finals.

The younger South Korean had misplaced to defending Olympic champion Marin of their earlier two encounters, however managed to safe a victory on the ultimate day of the spherical robin stage on Friday.

“I am actually completely satisfied as a result of I’ve shed a variety of tears right here,” stated the emotional 18-year-old, who was voted Most Promising Participant of 2019.

Scoring an early victory within the first set, An returned after shedding the second sport to a 21-16, 14-21, 21-19 victory.

She credited him together with his potential to anticipate the counters of his extra skilled opponent after shedding to Marin up to now two weeks.

“There are a variety of issues I realized from Marin and I tailored to these issues as I performed the sport,” she stated.

Marin – who’s aiming for a hat-trick after profitable the final two tournaments – will proceed to advance to the semi-finals.

“My efficiency was good,” stated the Spaniard, admitting she already had her thoughts on Saturday. “I performed like in coaching. I misplaced however I do not care concerning the end result.”

Within the males’s singles, eighth-ranked Hong Kong participant Angus Ng Ka Lengthy claimed a victory in his ultimate spherical robin spherical towards Indian athlete Srikanth Kidambi.

Attributable to his losses on the earlier two days, Ng won’t advance to the semi-finals, however the 26-year-old has all the time performed as if his life depends upon profitable 12-21, 21-18, 21-19.

“It is all the time thrilling within the World Tour finals to win a match,” he stated.

“Though I did not make it to the semi-finals, I nonetheless saved pushing myself.”

The highest eight gamers from all singles and doubles disciplines compete on this week’s event, however China and Japan are absent resulting from coronavirus issues.

Regardless of the strict biosecurity provisions, 4 individuals contained in the event’s “bubble” have examined optimistic, together with two gamers who have been pressured to withdraw.

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