NEW KID ON THE BLOCK – 16yr OLD SENSATION

AKANE YAMAGUCHI

Schoolgirl Akane Yamaguchi’s sensational run at the Yonex Open Japan 2013 continued today as she entered the semi-finals.

Yamaguchi has been the revelation of this tournament. Playing only her second Superseries – her first was the Yonex Open Japan 2012 – she showed maturity beyond her years as she outplayed Hashimoto.

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The 16-year-old local player, who came through qualifying before beating No. 8 seed PV Sindhu of India in the second round, overwhelmed senior compatriot Yui Hashimoto 21-12 21-16. She plays defending champion Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei, 6) for a place in Sunday’s final.

Japan’s young crop of Women’s Singles players gave fans at the Yonex Open Japan 2013 plenty to cheer today with a succession of victories.

The Japanese barely put a foot wrong in singles. By end of day’s play, five home players had clinched quarter-final spots in Women’s Singles.

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The 16yr old has entered the FINALS of the YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2013 by beating Tzu Ying Tai (TPE) in straight games 26-24 / 21-14

 

A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK TO CHALLENGE THE WORLD FULL OF TALENTED PLAYERS…

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