Korean badminton’s women’s doubles team of Kim So-young (Incheon International Airport) and Gong Hee-yong (Jeonbuk Bank) have reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
World No. 3 Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong defeated Thailand’s Benyapa-Nuntakam Aimsad 2-0 (21-9 21-10) in the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 500 Australian Open in Sydney, Australia on Thursday.
Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong, who won the Japan Open last week by defeating the world’s top-ranked pair of Chen Qing-tian and Zhao Zifan (China), will be looking for their fourth win of the season in the quarterfinals.
They will face Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (No. 5) in the semifinals on Friday for a spot in the final.
In other women’s singles action, 19th-ranked Kim Ga-eun (Samsung Life) defeated 22nd-ranked Yeo Jiamin (Singapore) 2-0 (21-19 21-18) to reach the quarterfinals.
With Ahn Se-young (Samsung Life), 카지노사이트 who recently won the Japan Open, withdrawing from the tournament, Kim has reached the quarterfinals.
Kim will meet the winner of the quarterfinal match between Aya Ohori (JPN) and Pai Yu-Fo (TAIWAN) in the semifinals.
The mixed doubles team of Seo Seung-jae (Samsung Life) and Chae Yu-jung (Incheon International Airport) also reached the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-18 21-9) victory over Hong Kong’s Tang Chun-man and Chee Ying-suet.