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    Both are perfoming well. Lky has back to back finalist and it's on the run.
     
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    Badminton: Yeo Jia Min wins Hyderabad Open women's singles title; teammate Loh Kean Yew claims men's silver
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    Yeo Jia Min claimed the Hyderabad Open women's singles title while Loh Kean Yew finished second in the men's singles.PHOTO: SINGAPORE BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

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    Aug 11, 2019, 7:58 pm SGT

    David Lee
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    SINGAPORE - The Republic's top female shuttler Yeo Jia Min has been handed a confidence boost ahead of next week's World Championships after winning the Hyderabad Open women's singles title on Sunday (Aug 11).

    Competing at the G. M. C. Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium, top seed and world No. 30 Yeo clawed back from one set down to beat South Korea's An Se Young (32) 12-21, 21-17, 21-19 in 73 minutes.

    This is Yeo's third title on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) circuit, following Vietnam Open wins in 2016 and 2018. The 20-year-old was formerly ranked No 1 in the world junior rankings.

    Victory in the sixth-tier BWF Tour Super 100 event should improve her world ranking and cement her place in the top 34 singles qualifiers in the Race to Tokyo ranking before the qualifying period for the Olympics ends next April.

    Yeo, who picked up a US$5,625 (S$7,800) winner's cheque, said: "When I was one set down, I focused on what I could do and continued to fight. I tried to be patient and tried to avoid making simple errors.

    "This win will give me more confidence and motivation for the next tournament."

    Loh Kean Yew almost made it a Singaporean double but fell short at the last hurdle when he lost 13-21, 21-14, 21-16 to home favourite Sourabh Verma in the men's singles final in front of a partisan home crowd.

    The world No. 41 Singaporean got off to a poor start as he lost the first set and was down 8-1 in the next before fighting back to claim the second set 21-14.

    However, after leading 10-8 in the decider, the 22-year-old eventually ran out of steam and lost to the world No. 44 to settle for the silver and a US$2,850 cheque.
     
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    Their journey to the Final:

    Yeo Jia Min [1] [​IMG][SGP]

    Wed 8/7/2019 9:40 AM WS
    [​IMG][THA] Supanida Katethong
    21-12 21-19 0:29

    Thu 8/8/2019 12:00 PM WS
    [​IMG][CHN] Ji Shu Ting
    21-17 19-21 21-15 0:50

    Fri 8/9/2019 WS
    [​IMG][TPE] Pai Yu Po [6]
    21-16 18-21 21-19 0:59

    Sat 8/10/2019 WS
    [​IMG][THA] Phittayaporn Chaiwan
    21-11 15-21 21-18 0:52

    Sun 8/11/2019 WS
    [​IMG][KOR] An Se Young [2]
    12-21 21-17 21-19 1:13

    Loh Kean Yew

    Tue 8/6/2019 8:20 PM MS
    Timothy Lam [​IMG][USA]
    7-21 13-21 0:23

    Wed 8/7/2019 7:40 PM MS
    Sony Dwi Kuncoro [​IMG][INA]
    2-1 Retired 0:01

    Thu 8/8/2019 4:30 PM MS
    Parupalli Kashyap [4] [​IMG][IND]
    21-17 15-21 19-21 0:47

    Fri 8/9/2019 MS
    [​IMG][IND] Subhankar Dey [5]
    21-11 21-16 0:33

    Sat 8/10/2019 MS
    Heo Kwang Hee [​IMG][KOR]
    21-16 10-21 23-25 0:47

    Lost to
    Sun 8/11/2019 MS
    [​IMG][IND] Sourabh Verma [7]
    13-21 21-14 16-21 0:52
     
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    Badminton duo overcome injuries to make history for Singapore
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    Howin Wong (left) and Aaron Yong are eyeing the 2021 SEA Games. TNP PHOTO: GIN TAY

    Deepanraj Ganesan
    Aug 08, 2019 06:00 am

    Had you asked Singapore shuttlers Howin Wong and Aaron Yong two years ago if they could achieve an unprecedented feat in badminton this year, the 18-year-olds would probably have scoffed at the idea.

    The doubles pair had been close to walking away from the game then, after suffering injuries that required surgery. They were out of action for at least a year.

    In 2017, Yong tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while Wong suffered an elbow injury.

    But, last month, the Singapore Sports School (SSP) student-athletes made history at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in China.

    The duo, who are on customised polytechnic programmes with SSP, became the first-ever Singapore boys' doubles pair to win a medal at the competition - a continental tournament that crowns the best under-19 badminton players across Asia.

    They won bronze, defeating opponents from Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and India at the July 20-28 competition before succumbing to Chinese pair Di Zi Jian and Wang Chang in the semi-finals.

    Yong, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic business studies student, told The New Paper: "We were not aware that Singapore had not won a boys' doubles medal.

    "We just prepared well for each game and focused on each point. But, of course now, it's a great feeling to have won a medal and made history at the same time."

    Wong, a Republic Polytechnic sport management student, said: "Without our coaches, teachers and friends, we wouldn't be able to do it."

    The comeback from injuries have also definitely made it sweeter.

    Wong said: "One year is a long time to be out and I did consider (quitting), but my parents and coaches were always encouraging me.

    "(The bronze) is a sign of both of our progress and it's nice but it really makes us even more motivated now."

    National doubles coach Pribadi Setia Atmaja, 38, paid tribute to the boys' mental strength.

    He said: "It was a strong field (in Suzhou) but they kept giving their best.

    "They have a very, very good mindset. They are strong mentally and are always focused, in training and matches."

    Wong and Yong, who are close friends, are eyeing the 2021 SEA Games in Vietnam.

    Said Yong: "We think similarly and we are aggressive on court. We know our roles well- I handle the back court and he takes the front.

    "I had four other partners before I paired up with him and it has worked well for us.

    "Right now, I would say the hard work has paid off but there is more to be done and we are going to work harder."
     
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    Badminton: Singapore's Yeo Jia Min beats world No 1 Akane Yamaguchi

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    SINGAPORE: Singaporean shuttler Yeo Jia Min beat world No 1 Akane Yamaguchi to reach the third round of the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland on Tuesday (Aug 20).
    The 20-year-old defeated the Japanese player in straight sets 21-14, 21-18 in a match that lasted 40 minutes.
    READ: Badminton: Singapore's next generation of shuttlers tipped to be 'world class'
    Yeo, who is 32nd in the world rankings, told CNA she was happy with the result and was "more motivated to continue fighting" in future matches.
    "Today I did my best to focus on every point from the start, to be patient but ready for chance to attack," she said.

    "She started attacking a bit more in the second game, so I was more ready to defend and to rally with her," Yeo added.
    Yeo will face Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu who needed three sets to beat Denmark's Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-19, 13-21, 21-11 in the second round.
    Trang Vu, ranked as world number 74, needed one hour and two minutes to beat world number 17 Kjaersfeldt.
    Yeo won her first title of the year earlier this month after triumphing in the women’s singles finals at the Hyderabad Open.

    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...inton-singapore-bwf-world-no-1-akane-11826974
     
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    Badminton: Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min shocks world No. 1 Yamaguchi in decisive win

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    Singapore's Yeo Jia Min on her way to beating world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi last night. She attributed her success to her ability to stay focused. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, BADMINTONPHOTO

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    S'pore shuttler ousts Yamaguchi at world c'ships; teammate Loh also scores upset win

    Kimberly Kwek

    Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min claimed the biggest scalp of her fledgling career last night, beating women's world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi in the round of 32 at the BWF World Championships in Basel.

    Yeo, who is unseeded in this tournament, took just 39 minutes to clinch a 21-14, 21-18 victory over the 2018 world championships bronze medallist.

    The 20-year-old had a 0-2 head-to-head record against the 22-year-old Japanese before the Basel duel, and last played Yamaguchi at the Badminton Asia Championships in April, when she lost 18-21, 21-8, 17-21.

    The world No. 32 attributed her success last night to her ability to stay focused: "I did my best to focus on every point from the start, to be patient but ready for the chance to attack.

    "I am happy and more motivated to continue fighting in the next matches ."

    Yamaguchi had raised her efforts in the second game, even taking a lead at 11-9 but Yeo said she was "more ready to defend and to rally with her" and eventually clawed back the deficit.

    Added national singles head coach Mulyo Handoyo: "Jia Min's game today was very consistent, and there was quality in her shots. Her fighting spirit was high when she played against the top seed and tried to control the game by making clear decisions during the tie."

    Singapore Badminton Association president Lawrence Leow said: "We are very proud of Jia Min's win.
    Although it is only round two, it is still very important. It encourages and inspires our players and lets them know that nothing is impossible.

    "We are very grateful for the support of Singaporeans, our players will continue to try their very best."

    Yeo, the former world junior No. 1, recently won the Hyderabad Open and the Vietnam Open last year. Both were Super 100 tournaments. She will face Vietnam's Vu Thi Trang in the third round.

    It was a good day for Singapore in Basel, with Yeo's teammate Loh Kean Yew also producing an upset yesterday.

    A week after losing to Sourabh Verma in the final of the Hyderabad Open, Loh gained some measure of revenge by beating the Indian's younger brother Sameer.

    The 34th-ranked Singaporean is unseeded at the tournament but prevailed 15-21, 21-15, 21-10 against the 10th seed Sameer.

    Loh, 22, said of his 61-minute clash: "It was a long and tough match. We both started well in the first game but he was more consistent throughout the whole first game.

    "I managed to pick up the pace in the second game and made sure I took control from the net because the opponent's front skill is good.

    "I was determined enough and persevered all the way in the second and third games even when we had long rallies."

    This has been a breakout year for Loh, who has reached three BWF World Tour finals. Apart from his loss to 26-year-old Sourabh, he fell to Indonesian Shesar Hiren Rhustavito at last month's Russian Open.

    Memorably though, Loh beat Chinese great Lin Dan in the Thailand Masters final in January.

    The victory against Sameer was a timely one, said Loh.

    He said: "The win served as a morale booster for me. I performed better than I expected because I wasn't able to play well during court testing.

    "I feel that my form has been quite good recently and I hope to keep it going."

    He faces 52nd-ranked Thomas Rouxel in the round of 32 today. Their only encounter was at February's German Open where Loh lost 21-18, 16-21, 14-21 to the Frenchman.

    On his prospects against Rouxel, Loh said: "I lost to him the previous time I played with him so I'm going to give my best and try to take revenge."

    Continuing on the theme of upsets, five-time world champion Lin suffered a second-round loss to India's H.S. Prannoy yesterday.

    Lin, also a two-time Olympic gold medallist, went down to the 30th-ranked Prannoy 21-11, 13-21, 21-7 in 62 minutes.

    It was the Chinese player's earliest exit in his 12 appearances at the world championships.

    "I don't have enough energy in today's match, especially in the first set," he told Xinhua. "I played better in the second but in the third I just ran out of energy."

    Prannoy will take on defending champion and world No.1 Kento Momota of Japan, who beat Spain's Luis Enrique Penalver 21-10, 21-7 to cruise into the third round.
     
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    Badminton: Singapore's Loh Kean Yew beats 10th seed Sameer Verma in first round of world championships

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    The world No. 34 Singaporean is unseeded at the tournament but prevailed 15-21, 21-15, 21-10 against the 10th seed Sameer Verma.PHOTO: ST FILE

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    Aug 20, 2019, 5:35 pm SGT

    Kimberly Kwek

    SINGAPORE - A week after losing to Sourabh Verma in the final of the Hyderabad Open, Loh Kean Yew gained some measure of revenge by beating the Indian's younger brother Sameer at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland on Monday (Aug 19).

    The world No. 34 Singaporean is unseeded at the tournament but prevailed 15-21, 21-15, 21-10 against the 10th seed Sameer.

    He next faces 52nd ranked Thomas Rouxel in the round of 32. Their only encounter was at February's German Open where Loh lost 21-18, 16-21, 14-21 to the Frenchman.

    Loh, 22, said of his 61 minute clash against 24-year-old Sameer: "It was a long and tough match, we both started well in the first game but he was more consistent throughout the whole first game.

    "I managed to pick up the pace in the second game and make sure I took control from the front net because the opponent's front skill is good.

    "I was determined enough and persevered all the way in the second and third game even if we have long rally."

    This has been a breakout year for Loh. He has reached three BWF World Tour finals in 2019. Besides his loss to 26-year-old Sourabh, he fell to Indonesian Shesar Hiren Rhustavito at last month's Russian Open.

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    Memorably though, Loh beat Chinese great Lin Dan in the singles final at the Thailand Masters in January.
    The victory against Sameer was a timely one, said Loh.

    He said: "The win served as a morale booster for me as I was to perform better than I expected because I wasn't able to play well during court testing.

    "I'm going to try to have a similar routine and prepare my game like how I prepare every game.

    "I feel that my form has been quite good recently and I hope to keep it going and try to be as consistent as possible."

    On his prospects against Rouxel, Loh said: "I lost to him the previously I played with him so I'm going to give my best and try to take revenge."
     
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    Badminton: Yeo Jia Min eliminates women's world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi from world championships

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    Singapore's Yeo Jia Min in action against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi.PHOTO: REUTERS
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    Aug 21, 2019, 12:02 am SGT

    SINGAPORE - The Republic's world No. 32 women's singles shuttler Yeo Jia Min scored a sensational upset at the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday (Aug 20) night, when she upset world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the round of 32.

    The 20-year-old had a 0-2 head-to-head record against the 22-year-old before the Basel duel, and last played against her at the Badminton Asia Championships in April 2019, where she lost 18-21, 21-8, 17-21.

    But Yeo took 39 minutes to clinch a 21-14, 21-18 victory over the 2018 world championships bronze medallist, to score the biggest scalp of her career so far.

    The 1.63m former world junior No. 1 recently won the Hyderabad Open, and the Vietnam Open in 2018. Both were Super 100 tournaments.

    Yeo will face Vietnam's Vu Thi Trang in the third round.

    Yeo's giant-killing feat followed that of teammate Loh Kean Yew, who beat Indian 10th seed Sameer Verma 15-21, 21-15, 21-10, earlier on Tuesday.

    Loh will face France's Thomas Rouxel next in the round of 32.
     
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    Congrats to LKY who took revenge on Frenchman Rouxel and will join YJM in the QF.
    (Sorry it should be R3, not QF)

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    Badminton: Top seed Akane Yamaguchi suffers opening upset at worlds

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    World No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi suffered an upset defeat to 32nd-ranked Yeo Jia Min of Singapore 2-0 in the second round of the women's singles at the badminton world championships on Tuesday.

    Playing in her opening match, Yamaguchi, who is recovering from a lower back injury, struggled to get the shuttle consistently over the net and keep it inside the boundary lines at St. Jakobshalle, eventually going down 21-14, 21-18 in just 40 minutes.

    "I haven't been able to practice enough so I lacked speed. I let my opponent take control of the match and I couldn't get into my rhythm," the 22-year-old Japanese said.

    "As the top seed and top rank I should be playing better and showing I'm a capable player," she said.

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    Yamaguchi experienced pain in her lower back after winning back-to-back titles at the Indonesia Open and Japan Open last month. The injury forced her to miss significant amounts of practice before the national team gathered for training camp.

    Despite saying she is no longer feeling pain and "there's just a little discomfort," Yamaguchi made it easy for Yeo, who didn't miss her chances to attack and sank to her knees after claiming the biggest victory of her career.

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    Yamaguchi, who won the bronze in last year's edition, was seeking her first world crown.

    Elsewhere for Japan, 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara safely advanced to the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Russia's Evgeniya Kosetskaya, but Sayaka Takahashi crashed out in the second round.
     
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    Badminton: Singapore's Loh Kean Yew beats Thomas Rouxel to reach third round of World Championships

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    National shuttler Loh Kean Yew defeated Thomas Rouxel in the second round of the BWF World Championships on Aug 21, 2019.PHOTO: ST FILE

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    Aug 21, 2019, 9:15 pm SGT
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    Aug 21, 2019, 10:46 pm
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    SINGAPORE - National shuttler Loh Kean Yew avenged a loss to Thomas Rouxel after coming from behind to defeat the Frenchman 18-21, 21-13, 21-11 in the second round of the BWF World Championships in Basel, Switzerland on Wednesday (Aug 21).

    World No. 34 Loh had lost to Rouxel at the German Open in February and appeared to be flummoxed by the world No. 54's smashes in the first game on Wednesday.

    Rouxel, 28, sent his opponent scrambling between opposite ends of the court with Loh diving but failing to retrieve a shot in one exchange.

    The 22-year-old Singaporean also received medical attention for a scrape on the last finger of his right hand and though he won the next four points, Rouxel edged ahead to win a close first game.

    Despite starting the second game with a 3-0 lead, Loh soon found himself trailing again but held his nerve at 6-9 down to win eight straight points and take a lead that he never relinquished for the rest of the match.

    A smash down the line on match point sealed the win for the Singaporean, who fell to his knees and roared in triumph as he pumped his fists.

    Loh, who had upset 10th seed Sameer Verma in the first round, next faces world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen of Chinese Taipei, who beat Croatia's Zvonimir Durkinjak 21-14, 21-10 on the same day.

    Fellow Singaporean Yeo Jia Min, who stunned women's world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi on Tuesday, will face Vietnam's Vu Thi Trang in the third round on Thursday.
     
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    Loh Kean Yew credits inspirational teammate Yeo Jia Min for his win

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    Singapore's Loh Kean Yew (right) says he was inspired by Yeo Jia Min's win over world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi. PHOTO: BADMINTONPHOTO

    Aug 22, 2019 06:00 am

    Singapore's Loh Kean Yew set up a Round-of-16 meeting with world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen after a gruelling 18-21, 21-13, 21-11 win over France's Thomas Rouxel at the BWF World Championships yesterday.

    Loh, 22, displayed plenty of grit to secure the comeback victory over his 28-year-old opponent at the St Jakobshalle arena in Basel, Switzerland.

    The world No. 34 revealed after the match that fellow Singaporean Yeo Jia Min's upset win over world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi in the Round of 32 of the women's singles on Tuesday had inspired him.

    Said Loh: "Jia Min's win was also inspiring and motivation for my match, as it shows me that anything is possible if we keep fighting.

    "I will bring this mindset into my next match against Chou."

    Loh had to summon tremendous self-belief to prevail against Rouxel, who had beaten him 18-21, 21-16, 21-14 at the German Open in February.

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    The Singaporean, who defeated India's world No. 14 Sameer Verma on Tuesday, trailed for much of the first game against the Frenchman.

    Relying on a mix of powerful smashes and quick net-play, Loh clawed his way back into the game and managed to level at 18-18, following a 23-shot rally.

    But Rouxel reeled off three consecutive points to seal the game 21-18 in 30 minutes.

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    The second game started off ominously for Loh, with world No. 54 Rouxel leading 7-5 after a 38-shot rally.

    But Loh turned on the after-burners, levelling the game at 9-9 before establishing a lead that he never relinquished as he prevailed 21-13.

    The momentum was firmly with Loh from then on, as he sealed the third game 21-11.

    Chou, Loh's next opponent, was relatively untroubled as he defeated Croatia's Zvonimir Durkinjak 21-14, 21-10 yesterday.

    Singapore Badminton Association president Lawrence Leow was pleased by Loh's win.

    He said: "It is great to see our youngsters progressing in this World Championships.

    "Kean Yew will be facing world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen, hence this win over Thomas, who had beaten him in their last meeting at the German Open earlier this year, is important.

    "It will give him the confidence needed when facing such a strong opponent.

    "A lot of Singaporeans are rooting for Kean Yew and Jia Min. I have been receiving many encouraging messages since this morning."
     
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    Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min: Forget about win, focus on next match
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    Singapore shuttler chooses not to harp on her victory over Japan's world No. 1
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    Her stock has risen tremendously after a sensational victory over world No. 1 Akane Yamaguchi on Tuesday.

    But Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min does not wish to harp on the biggest triumph of her career - a 21-14, 21-18 win over the Japanese top seed at the Round of 32 of the BWF World Championships.

    The world No. 32 prefers to keep her feet firmly on the ground after her stunning victory, which was sealed in just 39 minutes at the St Jakobshalle arena in Basel, Switzerland.

    When asked yesterday how she was feeling after her win - dubbed the upset of the tournament by some commentators - the 20-year-old said that she will "forget about yesterday and focus on tomorrow".

    "I'm focusing on preparing my body and mind for the next match," she said, after her training session. "Mentally preparing myself for the next match, which means forget about yesterday, focus on tomorrow."

    She admitted that she has not watched much of today's opponent, Vietnam's 74th-ranked Vu Thi Trang, and will be focusing on her own "consistency in movement and stroke".

    Said Yeo: " I haven't seen a lot of her game, but I think she is an all-round player ."

    Vu, 27, defeated Denmark's Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-19, 13-21, 21-11 on Tuesday.

    Yeo might be keen to move on after claiming the biggest scalp of her career, but Tuesday's match was one that Yamaguchi, 22, won't forget in a hurry.

    Speaking after her defeat, the top seed admitted that she was surprised by the powerful showing from the unseeded Yeo.

    The Singaporean was on the front foot for most of the outing, racing away to a 16-6 lead in the first game, before closing it out at 21-14.

    The second game was a much tighter affair, but Yeo, who lost 18-21, 21-8, 17-21 to Yamaguchi at April's Badminton Asia Championships in China, held on for a well-deserved victory.

    "I could not get into my rhythm. I was surprised by the opponent and got lured into her style of playing," Yamaguchi said on the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website.

    "Also, I was playing the shuttle into areas where my opponent wanted it, instead of into difficult areas. Those are the main reasons for my loss."

    Yamaguchi also played down talk that she was still hampered by a recent hip injury.

    She said that her hip does not hurt any more, although it affected her preparation for the World Championships.

    "I was not in peak condition and I did not reach some parts of the court as fast as I usually do.

    "I didn't play fast enough and my smashes weren't effective enough. In the second game, I tried to play faster and to improve my tactics but, clearly, it wasn't enough to win.
     
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    Congrats to YJM for being perhaps the first Singaporean to enter a WC quarterfinals.

    But surprisingly, she wasted four points for moving before service, which must be a record in an international competition.

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    Well, LKY missed his golden chance to join YJM in the QF.

    He lost G1 but recovered well to take G2 against the second seed CTC with his powerful smashes and tight net play.

    Unfortunately, LKY kept retrieving to CTC's strong forehand in G3 and allowed the latter to attack on his short clears and race ahead from 8-all.

    There was a 7-point difference before LKY tried to close the gap at 16-18, but it came too late. LKY should have applied more pressure much earlier.

    The vastly more experienced CTC prevailed in the end when LKY gave away such a huge lead and was unable to catch up.

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    Badminton: Singapore's Yeo Jia Min advances to world championships quarter-final

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    Singapore's Yeo Jia Min serves a shuttlecock to Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu during their women's singles round of sixteen match at the BWF Badminton World Championships in the St Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Aug 22, 2019.
    AP via Channel NewsAsia

    Published 22 August, 2019
    Updated 23 August, 2019


    SINGAPORE — Singaporean shuttler Yeo Jia Min became Singapore's first women's singles player to reach the quarter-finals of the BWF World Championships after defeating Vietnam's Vu Thi Trang in three sets on Thursday (Aug 22).

    The 20-year-old, who overcame the world number 74 21-15, 14-21, 21-16 in a match that lasted more than an hour, said the achievement made her "happy and excited".

    "In the second game I started off slower and she was able to be more consistent," she said.

    However, Yeo rallied and closed out the win against the Vietnamese shuttler, sinking to her knees in relief as Vu's shot hit the net, sealing her entry to the next round.

    "I felt relieved because I had been determined to win," said Yeo.

    "I had felt collected and focused on the match, and reminded myself about the things that I can control," Yeo added.

    Earlier in the tournament, Yeo defeated world No 1 Akane Yamaguchi at the world championships in Basel, Switzerland.

    Yeo, who is 32nd in the world rankings, will face Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon in the next round. Intanon defeated Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 18-21 23-21 21-10.

    The Singaporean won her first title of the year earlier this month after triumphing in the women’s singles finals at the Hyderabad Open. CNA

    Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapo...in-advances-world-championships-quarter-final
     

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