By: Lee Yu-cheng and Romulo Huang
Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎), Taiwan’s top female badminton player, reached the
women’s singles final of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2016 after upsetting world No. 1 and Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain in the semifinals on Saturday.
Tai, currently ranked third in the world but seeded fourth in Hong Kong got past Marin 21-17, 14-21, 21-16 in a match that lasted over an hour and saw several swings in momentum.
After the two split the first two games, Marin appeared headed for victory when she built a 15-12 lead in the third.
But Tai dipped into her bag of deceptive shots to keep Marin off balance and pull of a comeback victory.
“In the beginning of the third, Carolina was very fast and I couldn’t catch up,” Tai was quoted as saying on the Badminton World Federation website. [FULL STORY]