Thursday, August 28, 2014
Text by Dev Sukumar | Badmintonphoto
Action at the Li-Ning BWF World Championships 2014 picked up momentum as the tournament headed towards its business end. Here are some snapshots from the third day’s play.
Featured image: China’s Wang Xiaoli winces after committing an error during her Women’s Doubles victory (with Yu Yang) over Malaysia’s Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho, 21-14 21-16.
Women’s Doubles No.6 seeds Kim So Young/Jang Ye Na were among other Korean winners as they eased past Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Wen Hsing/Hsieh Pei Chen 23-21 21-17.
Men’s Doubles No.16 seeds Maneepong Jongjit/Nipitphon Puangpuapech (Thailand) exited after they were beaten 21-19 19-21 21-15 by Germany’s Michael Fuchs and birthday boy, Johannes Schoettler.
India’s Ajay Jayaram, on the comeback trail from injury, was outclassed by Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, 21-17 21-14.
The attention might not be on him, but last year’s bronze medallist Nguyen Tien Minh (Vietnam) booked his third-round place beating Spain’s Pablo Abian 21-7 19-21 21-10.
Unfancied Anggia Shitta Awanda and Delia Destiara Haris of Indonesia caused the upset of the tournament so far, beating Women’s Doubles favourites Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua (China), 21-14 21-18.
With massive home support, Women’s Doubles No.2 seeds Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl had no trouble countering Thailand’s Puttita Supajirakul/Sapsiree Taerattanachai, 21-12 21-16.
Chinese Taipei’s No.8 seed in Women’s Singles, Tai Tzu Ying, was her deceptive best against Indonesia’s Bellaetrix Manuputty during a 21-12 21-14 victory.