Taiwan’s Tai defeats world’s No. 4 to reach Singapore Open final

Taiwan News  
Date: 2019/04/13
By:  Central News Agency

Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) defeated world No. 4 Japanese player

Tai Tzu-ying moves one step closer to the Singapore Open title. (By Central News Agency)

Akane Yamaguchi in the women’s singles Saturday in 57 minutes to advance to the final of the 2019 Singapore Open.

After opening the first game with a 4-0 early lead, world No. 1 Tai made several mistakes when drifts affected her performance and cost her the first game 15-21.

However, she regained total control to beat Yamaguchi 24-22 and 21-19.

Tai and Yamaguchi had previously played each other 15 times, with Tai winning nine of those games.

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