Shuttler Yinhui to vie for first title in both doubles of BWF Superseries
Fuzhou (China), Nov 19 (IANS) Young Chinese shuttler Li Yinhui fought into the finals of both women’s doubles and mixed doubles at China Open here on Saturday, vying for her first BWF Superseries title in both categories on Sunday.
Li Yinhui and Huang Dongping, world ranking 58th, kept a strong offence and knocked off the third-seeded women’s pair Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen from Denmark, 21-16, 21-18, reports Xinhua.
With Zhang Nan, Li, 19, brushed aside top-seeded Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na, top-ranked duo from South Korea, 21-19, 10-21, 21-15. Li will have difficulty in playing two finals on Sunday afternoon.
“I’m very glad that I fought into both finals. I have never won any title of these two in Superseries. Me and my partners, we’re doing well in the process. It is very challenging to play two matches in such a short time. But I’m young and trying to learn how to use my energy,” said Li.
The 21-year-old Huang and 19-year-old Li made obvious progress in recent tournaments. They stopped at the first round in Denmark but stepped into the semi-final in France.
In China Open, the Chinese duo upset Rio Olympic Champion Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the second round and eliminated the Bulgaria twin pair Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva on Friday.