By: Central News Agency
Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) defeated world No. 4 Japanese player
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.