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2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals: Action-Packed Opening Day

Date
15 December 2016

The 2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals kicked off yesterday, the opening day jam-packed with exciting matches.

Strong Starts in Singles

Men’s singles saw Danish Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR) go up against Hong Kong’s Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, Yonex Shoes) in Group A. The World No. 3 Dane keenly took control of the court with pin-point strikes, wrapping the affair up in a brisk 22 minutes with a razor-sharp smash into the back corner of Yun’s court. The final score came to 21-8 21-5.

Group B saw another Denmark versus Hong Kong clash, this time between Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65) and Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR). Viktor was not overtaken once throughout the first game and maintained focus during tough points in the second to prevail with a final score of 21-13 21-17.

Coming off of a run to the YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open final, Indian P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 02 LTD) got her Superseries Finals campaign off to a roaring start with a 12-21 21-8 21-15 win over Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes) in women’s singles Group B. 2016 Yonex Denmark Open champ Akane rushed to a confident first-game win, but Sindhu took control in the remaining 2 games, refusing to be overtaken by the Japanese youngster.

Dominating in Doubles

Danes reigned supreme in women’s doubles, with Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65) and Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD) picking up a 21-7 21-17 win over Malaysia’s Vivian Hoo and Khe Wei Woon in Group B. The Danes secured the opening game with their masterful navigation of the court; Kamilla delivering the winning shot with a sublime push at the net. Game 2 saw the Malaysians take control in the first half, but the Danes would come out on top after a fierce mid-game exchange of points.

Defending mixed doubles champions Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS) and Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES) won their first match in Group B against Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11) and Kenta Kazuno. The English proved too strong for their Japanese opponents, prevailing at 21-15 21-9.

2016 BWF Dubai World Superseries Finals Tournament Results

Men’s Singles Group A

Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tunePOWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(DEN) def. Hu Yun (NANORAY 750, Yonex Shoes)(HKG) 21-8 21-5.

Tian Houwei (CHN) def. Marc Zwiebler (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)(GER) 21-15 21-7

 

Men’s Singles Group B

Viktor Axelsen (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Ng Ka Long Angus (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)(HKG) 21-13 21-17

Son Wan Ho (KOR) def. Lee Chong Wei (DUORA 10 LCW, Yonex Shoes)(MAS) 21-10 21-16

 

Women’s Singles Group A

Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) def. Ratchanok Intanon (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(THA) 21-19 21-12

 

Women’s Singles Group B

P. V. Sindhu (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(IND) def. Akane Yamaguchi (VOLTRIC 70 E-tune, Yonex Shoes)(JPN) 12-21 21-8 21-15

Sun Yu (CHN) def. Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEEDPOWER CUSHION 02 LADIES)(ESP) 21-18 24-22

 

Men’s Doubles Group A

Mads Pieler Kolding (ARCSABER 11POWER CUSHION 65)/Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN) def. Takeshi Kamura (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes)/Keigo Sonoda (ARCSABER 11, Yonex Shoes) 21-15 21-17

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) def. Angga Pratama (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION 65)/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (NANORAY 900, POWER CUSHION AERUS MENS)(INA) 21-18 17-21 21-14

 

Men’s Doubles Group B

V Shem Goh/Wee Kiong Tan (MAS) def. Mathias Boe (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION COMFORT TOUR)/Carsten Mogensen (VOLTRIC 70 E-tunePOWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) Walkover

 

Women’s Doubles Group A

Ayaka Takahashi (DUORA 7)/Misaki Matsutomo (JPN) def. Naoko Fukuman (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune)/Kurumi Yonao (ARCSABER 11)(JPN) 21-19 21-19

 

Women’s Doubles Group B

Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DUORA 10POWER CUSHION 65)/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 65)(DEN) def. Vivian Hoo/Khe Wei Woon (MAS) 21-7 21-17

 

Mixed Doubles Group A

Praveen Jordan (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION 65)/Debby Susanto (NANOSPEED 9900, POWER CUSHION 65)(INA) def. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) 21-11 21-12

Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DUORA 7POWER CUSHION 02 LTD)(DEN) def. Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) 21-14 21-23 21-16

 

Mixed Doubles Group B

Chris Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 MENS)/Gabrielle Adcock (VOLTRIC Z-FORCE IIPOWER CUSHION AERUS 2 LADIES)(ENG) def. Ayane Kurihara (ARCSABER 11)/Kenta Kazuno (JPN) 21-15 21-9