Thursday, June 28, 2007

2007 Wilson Badminton Swiss Open

The new Super Series leaves 'limited' place for players enteringthe Main Draw directly, hence the sight of lots well-known players such as Wong Choong Hann, MAS, Mette Schjoldager, DEN and Simon Santoso, INA, entering the qualifying round!The idea of the Super Series is to produce seeworthy top games all the time lives up to its intentions, to mention but a few: Wong Choong Hann, MAS vs Roman Spitko, GER, a match the Malaysian won 21-6, 21-13 after a mere 24 minutes. That it did takes its toll was obvious when Hann got a deep massage afterwards (pic). In Men's Doubles Chan Chong Ming/Hoon Thien How, MAS was up
against Rasmus Mangor Andersen/Peter Buur Steffensen, DEN. In a fast paced match the Malaysians qualified to the Main Draw by winning 22-20, 21-16. Third, and last to be mentioned, was the Women's Singles match between Maja Tvrdy, SLO and Aditi Mutatkar, IND. It was the last match of the evening, and accoring to tradition of the last matches of the day, it went into three games! Mutatkar came out on top, winning 21-12, 16-21, 21-14 after 54 minutes, ready for taking on Kaori Mori, JAPAN later Wednesday. The host nation, Schwitzerland, had a large numer of players in the Qualifying rounds. None of the singles players made it through to the Main Draw although Sabrina Jaquet, SUI, performed quite well against Maja Tverdy, SLO. The Swiss girl lost in straight games 21-19, 21-15 (pic). Tenzin Pelling, SUI, didn't have a very lucky qualifying attempt, as she twice was up against Rachel van Cutsen, NED, losing on both occassions. First in the Women's Singles on Monday losing in straight games 21-16, 21-5 and again Tuesday in the Women's Doubles where Pelling teamed up with Justine Ling, against van Cutsen/Paulien van Dooremalen. This was a difficult match for the home girls who lost 21-7, 21-14 in just 20 minutes.
Looking forward to the Main Draw, Men's Singles: Lin Dan, CHN, seeded 1, winner of the latest two Super Series KOREA and ALL ENGLAND respectively is up against Villa Lang, FIN, through from the Qualifying round. All England runner-up in Men's Singles, Chen Yu, CHN, seeded 5/8, is taking on Eric Pang, NED.Peter Gade, DEN, seeded 3/4, swinner of the first Super Series in Malaysia, will be taking on his compatriot Kasper Oedum, who was promoted to Main Draw from Qualifying.In Women's Singles Zhanh Ning, CHN, seeded 1, will face Swedens Sara Persson. Pi Hongyan, FRA, seeded 5/8, runner-up from last week at the All England, takes on Juliane Schenk, GER. Bulgarian Petya Nedelcheva, seeded 5/8, face Jiang Yanjiao, CHN, and Wang Chen, HKG, seeded 2 will meet Wong Mew Choo, MAS.In Men's Doubles last weeks All England winners Koo Kean Kiet/Tan Boon Heong, seeded 5/8, MAS takes on Anugritayawan Songphon/Prapakamol Sudket, THA. The 'old pairing' Candra Wijaya, INA/Tony Gunawan, USA, seeded 5/8 is up against Tadashi Ohtsuka/Keita Masuda, JPN. The Danish Grand Old Men Jens Eriksen/Martin Lundgaard, seeded 2, faces Matthew Hughes/Martyn Lewis, WAL.In Women's Doubles 5/8 seed, Zhao Tingting/Yang Wei, CHN, takes on Rachel van Cutsen/Paulien van Dooremalen, NED, through from the Qualifying. Home girls, Sabrina Jaquet/Corinne Joerg, SUI, through from the Qualifying round, takes on Nicole Grether/Juliane Schenk, GER. Zhang Yawen/Wei Lili, CHN, seeded 2, is up against Kamila Augustyn/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk, POL.In the Mixed Doubles event, the runners-up from last weeks All England, Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg, ENG, seeded 5/8, plays Hwang Yu Mi/Han Sang Hoon, KOR. New Danish pairing Jens Eriksen/Helle Nielsen takes on Tim Dettmann/Anne-Katrin Lillie, GER and Chris Langridge/Joanne Nicholas, ENG faces number 2 seed from this event, Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen, CHN.

No comments: