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Minatsu Mitani ( 三谷美菜津 )

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by chris-ccc, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    It would take some time before Minatsu is able to catch up with Saina

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    Currently, Saina Nehwal is ranked 4th (BWF Ranking 2011 Week 22), while Minatsu Mitani is 61st.

    I think it would take some time before Minatsu is able to catch up with Saina.
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    2011 Thailand Open GP Gold: Saina Nehwal [1] defeated Minatsu Mitani

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    At the 2011 Thailand Open GP Gold they met in Round 2 on Thursday 09-Jun.

    Results;

    Saina Nehwal [1] defeated Minatsu Mitani 21-13, 15-21, 21-07 in 46 minutes.
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    A brave effort from Minatsu Mitani.:) this time next year, Saina should be no problem for her, the way she is going.:)
     
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    A brave effort from Minatsu Mitani

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    Yes, Minatsu extended Saina to a 3-games match, played in 46 minutes. That's a brave effort from Minatsu.

    You know something; Minatsu is following Saina's past tournaments path; to do well at GP tournaments first, before participating in SS tournaments. :):):)
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    Yes, she's looking all small and quiet in the corner.
     
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    Not sure why, since there were only 4 WS who played. Maybe the association wants them to earn their keeps?
     
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    え?
    Hope I got that expression right, ha ha
     
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    I believe she will do so in double quick time.
     
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    Minatsu tanked in the rubber. There may a question of fitness. But I really like the whipping sound of her racquet. Her arm can move really fast. She's powerful
     
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    2011 US Open Grand Prix Gold: Minatsu is out in Round 2

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    2011 US Open Grand Prix Gold

    Minatsu is out in Round 2. :eek::eek::eek:

    Round 1

    Minatsu Mitani defeated Charmaine Reid (CAN) 21-07, 21-06 in 21 minutes.

    Round 2

    Minatsu Mitani lost to Sayaka Sato (JPN) [8] 21-12, 15-21, 16-21 in 47 minutes.
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    2011 Canada Open Grand Prix: Minatsu defeated Sapsiree Taerattanachai in Round 1

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    2011 Canada Open Grand Prix

    Round 1

    Minatsu Mitani defeated Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) 21-16, 21-18 in 32 minutes.

    Round 2

    Minatsu Mitani will face the No.2 seed, Pi Hongyan (FRA).

    Good Luck Minatsu !!!
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    Minatsu Mitani is now 60th, and Saina Nehwal is 6th

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    As at Thursday 21-July-2011, Minatsu Mitani has moved up to 60th, while Saina Nehwal dropped down to 6th.

    Minatsu is still a long, long way to catch up with Saina.
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    Spot Minatsu contest. Clue: she has rosy cheeks

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    Yes, Minatsu did look kind of out of sorts in this Canadian Open. I expect her to be under a lot of pressure to perform, after being sidelined, just missing the cut for a number of Super Series tournaments.
     
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    Minatsu Mitani is named 三谷美菜津

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    Find that Minatsu Mitani is named 三谷美菜津 .

    Can some BCers who can read Kanji, tell us what it means (translate it)? :):):)
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    I know. The family name at least, ha ha. Google translate says 3 valleys. Quite often, Japanese family names take on things in nature, like mountains (山) and padi fields (田) being some of the more common ones
     
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    The Minatsu from the 3 Valleys

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    Thanks phil-mm; So she is the Minatsu from the 3 Valleys. :):):)
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    OCBC US Open 2011. Thanks to ctjcad for the photos.

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    Yonex Canadian Open 2011. Thanks to madbad for the photos.

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    Poor Minatsu has lost yet again [​IMG].
     
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    What can we say...... but to encourage Minatsu to try, try and try again.
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