Tai Tzu-ying reaches the quarterfinals of the Badminton World Cup – Post World

Taipei, December 16 (CNA) Taiwanese Olympic runner-up Tai Tzu-ying (戴 資 穎) continues her hunt for the first world title after beating Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland on Thursday and the quarter-finals in women’s singles at the BWF World Championships in . has reached Spain.

The top seeded Tai, who is number one in the world, defeated number 21 in the world Gilmour 21-10, 19-21, 21-11 in a round of the last 16 that lasted 48 minutes at the Spanish sports complex Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marin in Huelva. Tai also extended her direct lead over Gilmour to 5-0.

Tai will face the defending champion and sixth seeded Pusarla V. Sindhu from India in the quarter-finals on Friday.

On Thursday, Tai led a comfortable 11-7 lead over Gilmour during the opening game at break before putting on pressure to hit the game point at 20-10 and win the next point.

Gilmour responded well in the second game, making angles and calculating the net game to hit the game point at 20-12. However, Tai responded by setting up a clinic and saving 7 consecutive game points before eventually losing the set 20-19.

On the surface, Tai regained her control and composure and led to break with 11-5. After recovering from the second game, Tais’ beautifully orchestrated rallies brought her to match point at 20:11, securing victory with the next point.

Tai’s campaign at the World Championships began with a formidable performance in her opening game on Tuesday after receiving a bye in the first round.

She scored a 21-10, 21-14 victory over Evgeniya Kosetskaya of the Russian Badminton Federation, who is number 27 in the world.

The BWF World Championship 2021, which will take place from December 12th to 19th, is Tai’s first tournament since the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at the beginning of the year, in which she lost an exciting final to the Chinese Chen Yufei.

The number 1 in the world made their way to the finals in three tournaments in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2021 before winning the 2020 HSBC BWF World Tour Final. Tai also won the BWF Player of the Year award for 2020-2021 this month in recognition of her accomplishments.

(by William Yen)



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