Malaysia Open: Yamaguchi stunned by first round defeat

28/6/2022 8:41:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships commenced with what could be the tournament’s biggest upset, as the women’s world number ...

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KUALA LUMPUR: The 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships commenced with what could be the tournament’s biggest upset, as the women’s world number ...

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships commenced with what could be the tournament’s biggest upset, as the women’s world number one Akane Yamaguchi was ousted by Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the first round.The 25-year-old Japanese was stunned by a straight-set 14-12, 14-21 defeat to Gregoria in the opening match that lasted for 27 minutes at the Axiata Arena here.

It was only Yamaguchi’s second defeat to the 22-year-old former World Junior Champion in 10 meetings, with the first being their first match at the 2018 Asian Games team event in Jakarta.Speaking to the reporters after the match, the reigning world champion Yamaguchi admitted that was in disbelief that she lost the match.

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The 25-year-old Japanese was stunned by a straight-set 14-12, 14-21 defeat to Gregoria/Bernamapix KUALA LUMPUR : The 2022 Malaysia Open Badminton Championships commenced with what could be the tournament’s biggest upset, as the women’s world number one Akane Yamaguchi was ousted by Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the first round..for the latest news you need to know.for the latest news you need to know.

The 25-year-old Japanese was stunned by a straight-set 14-12, 14-21 defeat to Gregoria in the opening match that lasted for 27 minutes at the Axiata Arena here. It was only Yamaguchi’s second defeat to the 22-year-old former World Junior Champion in 10 meetings, with the first being their first match at the 2018 Asian Games team event in Jakarta. Speaking to the reporters after the match, the reigning world champion Yamaguchi admitted that was in disbelief that she lost the match. With no sign of the US authorities relaxing their rule requiring all visitors to be vaccinated, the 35-year-old Djokovic admitted Saturday that Wimbledon, which starts Monday, will be his last Slam of 2022. “She was very focused..07 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 1.

. Djokovic was US Open champion in 2011, 2015 and 2018.I still can’t believe I lost this match,” she said through an interpreter. Since winning the All England in March, the Japanese shuttler has yet to win a title with her best performance being the second-place finish in the Asian Championships. Meanwhile, Gregoria agreed that Yamaguchi wasn’t in her top form today. His inability to travel to the United States — he already missed the Indian Wells and Miami Masters — will serve as a key driver as he sets his sights on a seventh Wimbledon title. “Maybe I got the advantage because she failed to give it a fight in the first set, maybe she wasn’t ready, while in the second set, I just had a good start.00 (RM4.

“I did not have any specific target here, just taking a step-by-step approach and playing better than in my previous tournament,” she said. In the second round, Gregoria is set to face the winner between two Chinese players, Wang Zhi Yi and He Bing Jiao. Hopefully I can have a very good tournament,” said Djokovic. — Bernama .