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2016 Yonex-Sunrise VIETNAM Open GP (Ho Chi Minh City, 18th-24th July)

Discussion in '2016 Tournaments' started by CLELY, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Loh

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    JM's delicate shots got AM to work very hard, yet unable to retrieve. 8-all now.
    But JM got back a point 9-8. Then 10-8.
     
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    Another delicate drop to make it 11-8.
    Jia You JM! :D
     
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    JM is only 17 but her opponent is 24, I heard!
    Good promise for JM.
    Still leading 12-8!
     
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    The second set score is very close 11-13.
     
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    Wow it is 13-13. Both playing to their level best now.
     
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    Ayumi is leading 14-13 now.
     
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    Now a real test for 17 year old JM against her 24 yo opponent!
    Can JM hold her composer and maintain her good form?
     
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    16 all too exciting now.
     
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    16-all but I like that JM is not giving up!
     
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    !8-16 for JM as she scored with a smash. But AM got back a point 17-18.
     
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    Congratulations to Yeo Jia Min for playing so well and finally won her WS title today.
     
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    JM is going to win her first international. And AM hit out for JM to win her first foreign crown.
    Well done Jia Min! :)
     
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    She worked very hard and did a good job today. Congratulations too.
     
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    What a sweet smile from Jia Min as she received her Champion prize of US$4,125!

    Hope she will improve further.
     
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    I hope our young players are encouraged by Jia Min's victory today and work hard to achieve success!
     
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    The MD game is getting exciting now. Koo Kien Keat / Tan Boon Heong won the first set. Second set won by Lee Jhehui / Lee Yang. Third set starting now.
     
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    Finally congratulations to Lee Jhehui / Lee yang for playing so well to win the MD title today.

    Congratulations to Koo Kien Keat / tan Boon Heong for playing well en route reaching the finals today.

    Wow just realized that this Chinese Taipei really have those very strong and good thunderous hard smashes. That makes a big difference today.
     
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    Congratulations, Yeo Jia Min ! Beating Ayumi Mine, an up-and-coming JPN player, that in two convincing straight sets, is no easy task. Keep up the good work.
     
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    I missed the match earlier on livestream, luckily, it's on youtube thanks to BadVidLiv


    Yeo Jia Min played well, I'm impressed. At the rate she's going,I won't be surprised if she outstrips her senior Liang Xiaoyu soon and , hopefully, in two years' time rise to within the world's top 10.

    She was seizing the initiative often, attacking sharply, smashing from the backline and with fast x-court drop shots, also moving fast to take the shuttle as early as possible,executing tight and x-net shots to get Ayumi out of position, as well as deceptive occasionally to good effect.

    A bright future ahead for this 17-year-old lass, I make bold to say she has what it takes to challenge the likes of Goh Jin Wei, Chen Yufei, Chochuwong Pornpawee, and a cpuple others for the WJC in November at Bilbao, Spain.
     
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    Badminton: 17-year-old Yeo Jia Min takes first title in Vietnam Open GP

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    Singaporean shuttler Yeo Jia Min won the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Grand Prix, in Ho Chi Minh City on July 24, 2016.PHOTO: TRUNG HO

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    Nicola Chew
    HO CHI MINH CITY - Seeded players are always seen as tournament favourites.

    But 17-year-old Yeo Jia Min has proven otherwise - the unheralded Singaporean has beaten the region's top seeds to win her first badminton title at the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Grand Prix.

    As an unseeded player, she did not face the pressure of having to live up to her reputation.

    "I didn't feel that pressured and I was just thinking about my game," said the teenager.

    The tournament, which took place in Ho Chi Minh City, featured names such as Hong Kong veteran Yip Pui Yin, the world No. 34 and second seed, and Vietnam's 44th-ranked Vu Thi Trang, a bronze medallist at the 2013 SEA Games, the fourth seed. The top seed was Chinese Taipei's Hsu Ya-ching, the world No. 33.

    (But Yip did not play though she was seeded #2)


    Yeo is now a title-holder of a tournament that lies just two levels below the badminton Super Series.

    "Winning the title has made me more confident in my style of play and in taking on more top players in the future."

    Her initial target entering the tournament was to reach the quarter- or semi-finals, but strong momentum and a series of straight-set wins propelled her to the last leg of the tournament. She beat Japan's Mine Ayumi 21-14, 21-17.

    She attributes her victory in the final to strategy - an assessment of her opponent revealed Mine's preference for rallying, which prompted Yeo to keep going in for the kill.

    "The aim was to control the rallies from the start. I tried to command the shots and depended on my attacks to catch her off guard."

    With her sights now set on the Singapore International Series taking place next month, it seems that the decision to take a year off school to focus on her craft has paid off. She graduated from Singapore Sports School last year, and plans to continue along the trajectory to become a professional badminton player.

    Chief coach of the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), Chua Yong Joo, hopes that Yeo's win will spur other players to achieve similar results.

    "It's been some time since we've last won a singles title," said the 37-year-old.

    "Jia Min's win marks a good start for all of us. Hopefully it's a morale booster, and signifies that there is more to come."
     
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