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03-18-2007, 02:11 PM #1
NEWS : SwissOpen07 : Zhao/Yang wins WD title
St. Jakobshalle, Basel txt: Dille Andersen,
WBSO,Int.Press photo: topbadminton.com
The final in the Women's Doubles had Korea, represented by Lee Hyo
Jubg/Lee Won Kyung on one side, and China, represented by Zhao
Tingting/Wei Yang on the other.
Both were 5/8 seeded at this event. China came out on top from the very
beginning although Lee/Lee didn't make it at all easy for them!
Occassionally the play was speeded up with some smashes but mostly the
rallies were incredibly long! Whether this was due to slow shuttles or
simply that none of the parties had any desire to make mistakes is
unknown. In the second game there was no doubt of the outcome!
Zhao Tingting, CHN, was by far the best player in this encounter. It was
she who dominated by the net, and also made the most decisive points!
Lee Hyo Jung, KOR, who earlier won the Mixed Doubles event with partner
Lee Dae Won, was now runner-up.
China Win's this Women's Doubles 21-15, 21-10.
03-18-2007, 03:15 PM #2Originally Posted by kwun
03-18-2007, 03:26 PM #3
China only sent one pair this time. I suspect that they did this on purpose to let Zhao Tingting/Yang Wei win the title without strong competitions from other Chinese pairs. LYB did this for the ultimate purpose to split Yang/Zhang JW. Now since Zhao/Yang won, and Yang/Zhang failed at AE, is this enough to retire Zhang Jiewen?
03-19-2007, 11:09 AM #4
I'm so happy that Zhao Ting2 could win this title.It proves that she's still the best.I like her very much
03-19-2007, 11:14 AM #5Originally Posted by 2cents
03-19-2007, 11:44 PM #6
Zhao Tingting was pretty impressive, attacking the net. Strong smash too, I wonder why she was not given much of a chance after Wei Yili returned to her original World Junior Champion partner.
Zhang Jiewen is not too old, only 1 year older than Tingting and Yili. I would expect her to pair with newer player, and provide continuity to the CHN dominance. If she retires right now, it would be a waste of her experience (though CTF might be happy, can spend more time with her).
03-20-2007, 12:07 AM #7
I think there are some politics involved. Zhao TIngting never win anything big, even never win anything. But stay in the national team for quite long time, has tried to pair with all kinds of people, in both women's doubles and mixed doubles. Many partner were gone, but she still stay. So one theory is that coaches (other coaches instead of LYB) try hard to let Zhao Tingting win something.
Some people pointed out that LYB split Yang/Zhang even not for Zhao Tingting, but for Du/Yu. Since Du/Yu are far behind in the ranking, so LYB wanted to split Yang/Zhang so that Du/Yu can ranked within top 3 for WC and OG. LYB thought women's double like a gift, he can give to whoever he likes because all other countries are too weak.
All those are theories, difficult to verify.
03-20-2007, 05:14 AM #8Originally Posted by 2cents
Even Du/Yu (4th CHN pair) can beat the best of the rest (LKW/LHJ)
03-21-2007, 01:49 AM #9Originally Posted by jamesd20
Definitely agree you guys' analytical thoughts=): Only thing seems to be unfair for YangWei/Zhang Jiewen is that they can't be the WD champion for Olympics2008 TOGETHER. In other words, would be quite 'brutal' for them fight against each other, which fans of the two wouldn't wanna see....
Wondering who Zhang Jiewen will partner with.?? Why not seperate Gao Ling/Huang X?
03-21-2007, 05:08 AM #10Originally Posted by YiYiLiLi
Last edited by jamesd20; 03-21-2007 at 06:15 PM.
03-21-2007, 06:01 PM #11
Zhao Tingting finally wins a WD title after how many years? I felt bad for her because every tournament I saw that she partnered with so many different partners in WD and XD. In mixed she played with Zheng Bo, Chen Xu, Zhang Jun, and even XXZ (even though it was an exhibition). In WD she partnered with Zhang Dan, one of Du/Yang, and finally Yang Wei. Maybe Yang Wei is the right partner for her in WD. I think for XD her best partner was XXZ and Chen Xu, but XXZ is now retired so she should play with Chen Xu instead of Zhang Jun.
03-21-2007, 06:16 PM #12Originally Posted by flymordecai
In WD maybe not read too much into this win until later tournaments when other CHN pairs are present.
03-21-2007, 06:19 PM #13
She also played XD with Chen Qiqiu, and I quite liked that pairing, but it was, of course, overshadowed by Gao Ling/Zhang Jun.
you beat me to it JD
03-21-2007, 06:42 PM #14Originally Posted by jamesd20
After changing from her regular partners Chen Qiqui and Wei Yili, it was all downhill for ZTT. Hopefully this means a new start for her!
03-21-2007, 09:48 PM #15Originally Posted by jamesd20
Right!! Don't they wanna 'defend' the title together? Winning together means they two really on the top, one win & the other lose perhaps would be 'unfair' for either one of them . Although i personally like ZJiewen a bit more =):
Ya, ChenQQ/ZhaoTT has always been one of the best XD pairs! QQ/TT's playing actually wasn't bad at all, just like mentioned just not that oversharp compared to GL/ZJ..... Does ZTT tend to be a bit too emotional in games s.t.?
03-21-2007, 10:28 PM #16Originally Posted by YiYiLiLi
As the national team coach, LYB wants to see the least is original pair from province. Yang wei and Zhang JW came from the same local team, while Gao lin and Huang Sui were from different provinces. LYB wants to mix the pair from different provinces, so that:
- 1st, to show his role to make a better pair than the local team,
- 2nd, to manage them easily,
- 3rd, to balance the interest of different provinces. Since there are also competitions between different provinces, so using Zhao TT will make him also fair to the local teams
if the local pair can dominant, where is his leadership as a national team manager?
03-21-2007, 10:57 PM #17Originally Posted by 2cents
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