Tai eyes third Taipei title

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 07, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying yesterday beat Soniia Cheah of Malaysia 21-16, 21-19 in their

Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying returns to Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in their Yonex Chinese Taipei Open singles semi-final in the Taipei Arena yesterday.  Photo: Lin Cheng-kung

women’s singles semi-final at the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open to remain in contention for a third title in Taipei.

Although the world No. 1 made several mistakes, she overcame seventh seed Cheah in only 37 minutes.

Tai after her victory said that she felt she was doing OK, but “needed encouragement from the crowd” when things did not go well.

Tai is to face world No. 3 Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in today’s final.

In the mixed doubles, Taiwan’s Yang Po-hsuan and Wu Ti-jung came back against Malaysian duo Chen Tang-jie and Peck Yen-wei 12-21, 21-18, 21-12 to give themselves a chance at becoming the first Taiwanese pair to win the title at the tournament.    [FULL  STORY]

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