To be honest when I typed that I was only thinking about whether the first consonant was pronounced like a (english) Y or a J.
There should be some Germans by nationality who take French names, especially those in areas near Strasbourg, where the borders had been changing hands for some time. But there is a French Julienne pronounced with a J, so I guess Julianne should be with the Y.
I have to say this tournament was really great. Amazingly good organized. This lap of honour is a great idea. Badminton needs to get more personal, showing the players as characters. Just look how the Koreans smiled when walking around, giving high-fives to the audience.
There could be so much more done to get more insight in our sport. The badmiton world magazine is quite good, but would like to know more about our "idols and heroes" ^^
Well, next week many more hours of watching badminton on the screen are coming, hopefully the livestream will work smoothly. And the week after some live badminton in Basel, love these weeks, even I couldnīt attend the AE bc of a matchday :/
Wang Yihan is such a complete player, an all-rounder in attack,defence,and counter-attack. That's the WYH we know without the nagging knee problem. I sense Juliane showing some frustration when she couldn't get her attacking shots through WYH's solid defence today, mostly in G2 when she even served wide and mistimed a return shot.