Correspondent Park Dae-ro = Korean badminton signboard Ahn Se-young (21) 안전놀이터 defeated the formidable opponent Heo Bing-jao (China) and reached the final of the German Open. The opponent is the natural enemy Yamaguchi (Japan).
Ahn Se-young, world No. 2 in women’s singles, defeated Heo Bing-jao (world No. 5) 2-0 (21-12 21-13) in the semifinals of the women’s singles at the German Open in Mulheim, Germany on the 12th (Korean time).
With this, the record against He Bingjiao and her opponent has been 2 wins and 4 losses. Ahn Se-young won her second match in a row following her first-ever win over her husband Heo Bing-jao in the semifinals of the Indian Open in January.
With this, Ahn Se-young is aiming to win her third consecutive tournament, following her victories at the India Open and Thailand Masters in January.
Her opponent in the final was world No. 1 Yamaguchi Akane (Japan). Yamaguchi advanced to the final by defeating world No. 4 Chen Youfei (China) 2-0 in the semifinals.
Ahn Se-young trails Yamaguchi with 6 wins and 11 losses in her opponent record. Her record this year is 1 win and 1 loss. Ahn Se-young lost in the final of the Malaysian Open in January, but she won the final of the Indian Open.
In other events at the German Open, all Korean players reached the final.
In men’s doubles, Korean players face each other. Choi Sol-kyu and Kim Won-ho (10th in the world) will face Seo Seung-jae and Kang Min-hyuk (16th).