2015 Yonex FRENCH Open Superseries : FINALS (25th Oct)


Author: CLELY

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Venue : Stade Pierre De Coubertin, Paris-FRA

Total prize-money : US$275,000

Tournament website : http://www.yonexifb.com/en/uk-home

BWF Superseries website : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/tourn…nch-open/?uc=1

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FINALS (01.00pm local time) : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…661&d=20151025

Danish MD #2 steals the show, Lee CW rises in Paris

Both China and Korea have more than 1 representative in the finals.  5 different nations have 1 representative each: Denmark, Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taipei.

XD, Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INA) v Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR)
Head-to-head stats : 2-2
It is one more step closer for Jordan/Susanto to top the podium in a Superseries tournament which would be a breakthrough for their badminton career. They beat three heavyweight rivals en route to the final: Fischer/Pedersen, Xu C/Ma J and Lu K/Huang YQ. The final hurdle for them none but on-fire Ko SH/Kim HN who were crowned winners of the Denmark Premier last week. On paper scenario, Ko/Kim have a slight advantage to snatch back to back titles but the Indonesian #1 could defy the odds.

MS, Lee Chong Wei (MAS) v Chou Tien Chen (TPE)
H-2-H : 0-0
First time meeting between a former champion and last year’s winner. The vastly experienced Lee CW is favoured to pocket his third French SS title. The Malaysian hero passed his arduous test against Viktor Axelsen at R/16 then he breezed past next two opponents, Sasaki and Wang ZM. The ambitious Chou TC may pose serious threat to former world number one Lee CW, he played excellently to dispose of European #1 Jan O Jorgensen yesterday.

WD, Huang Yaqiong/Tang Jinhua (CHN) v Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN)
H-2-H : 0-0
China is back to business to rule the Women’s doubles final as their top-ranked Luo twins sisters will be up against scratch pair, Huang YQ/Tang JH. It’s the third final in the year for doubles specialist Tang Jinhua in 2015 as she’s previously partnered with Tian Qing at The Australian SS and Indonesian Premier and succeed to take winner prize in Jakarta last June. Luo/Luo pocketed the Malaysian Premier title last April and they are good prospects to bag another Superseries victory here.

WS, Wang Shixian (CHN) v Carolina Marin (ESP)
H-2-H : 3-3
The mouth watering showdown, a rematch of the Australian Open final between two-time World Champion Marin against defending champion Wang SX. The Spanish jewel is favourite to overcome her Chinese opponent but Wang who showed nerve of steel and good fighting spirit to come back after trailed behind at two previous rounds against Okuhara and former world champion Intanon will deliver stiff resistance and may repeat her Japan Superseries success story to knock out incredible Marin.

MD, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR) v Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN)
H-2-H : 2-1
A second Superseries final this season for Danish #2 after their runner up place in the Indonesian Open. Conrad/Kolding created two big upsets earlier to stun Boe/Mogensen and Ahsan/Setiawan. They have a tall order to break the Korean dynamic duo of Lee/Yoo. The top-ranked Lee/Yoo redeemed their World Championships loss to nail three Superseries title in a row – such a fantastic record.