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Japan’s Yamaguchi retains girls’s singles title at badminton worlds

Top seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan defeated Olympic champion Chen Yufei to retain the ladies’s singles title on the World Badminton Championships right here on Sunday.

Yamaguchi gained the match 20-12, 10-21, 21-14 in a single hour and eight minutes.

Chen, in search of to change into the primary participant from China to win the ladies’s singles title in 11 years, was overpowered within the third set, operating out of vitality after falling 8-1 behind.

The 24-year-old complained that “the strong downwind” affected her efficiency within the first and third units, including that the hopes of bringing China its first title after 11 years gave her a whole lot of strain.

“I have been trying hard not to listen to the talking, but sometimes it’s everywhere,” she stated. “But I lost the match largely because she did better than me in those details.”

It is the fourth straight time that Chen has misplaced to Yamaguchi since 2020. The Japanese shuttler has overwhelmed Chen 14 occasions of their 22 conferences.
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