Ending a great year, PV Sindhu signed off with a semifinal finish at BWF World Super Series Finals 2016. Saina Nehwal has the record of receiving maximum semifinals at World Super Series finals. Sindhu avenged her Olympics final defeat, but failed to cross the Korean wall. In Other events, top seed Jorgensen lost but Viktor ensured kept Danish flag flying in Men’s Singles. Defending champion English Mixed Doubles pair entered the final again, while the finals has three chinese, two japanese, one title contender each from Malaysia, Korea, Chinese Taipei and England.
The longest match was played by Sindhu who lost to Korean Sungh Ji Hyun in 1 hour 16 minutes. Top seeds reached the finals in Women’s Doubles, Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles. None of the top two seeds reached finals in Men’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. Men’s Doubles is the only event where both top two seeds reached the finals.
Qingchen Chen of China has a chance of winning two titles in 2016.
Results for Semifinals
- TIAN Houwei def top seed Jan O JORGENSEN 21-17 19-21 21-13
Viktor AXELSEN def 2nd seed SON Wan Ho 21-17 21-19
- Top seed TAI Tzu Ying def SUN Yu 21-19 21-19
SUNG Ji Hyun def PUSARLA V. Sindhu 21-15 18-21 21-15
- Top seed Takeshi KAMURA / Keigo SONODA def Mads CONRAD-PETERSEN / Mads Pieler KOLDING 21-17 21-19
2nd seed V Shem GOH / Wee Kiong TAN def CHAI Biao / HONG Wei 21-18 21-16
Top seed Misaki MATSUTOMO / Ayaka TAKAHASHI def 2nd seed Kamilla Rytter JUHL / Christinna PEDERSEN 21-12 21-11
CHEN Qingchen / JIA Yifan def CHANG Ye Na / LEE So Hee 23-21 22-20
Chris ADCOCK / Gabrielle ADCOCK def Praveen JORDAN /Debby SUSANTO 21-19 17-21 21-9
ZHENG Siwei / CHEN Qingchen def Joachim FISCHER NIELSEN / Christinna PEDERSEN 21-14 21-18