World Super Series Finals: Sindhu Avenges Olympic Loss to Enter Semis As Three top seeds tumble

Dubai World Super Series 2016 semifinal schedule

With the semis list ready today, Mixed Doubles saw both the top two seeds knocked out. 2nd seed Akane was the other top two seeds to be knocked out as in Women’s Singles Group B PV Sindhu, with prayers working, sealed the 2nd spot avenging Olympic title defeat against Carolina Marin, who bid goodbye to the year as one of the seven to have lost all three group matches at Dubai World Super Series 2016. 6 matches went to final set, 4 went above 1 hour, as exit of three-time BWF World Super Series Finals champion Lee Chong Wei saw the longest match of 1 hour and 12 minutes. Check all the results of Round 3 group matches. Also see which eight players/teams won all three group matches to finish on top and which seven players/team lost all three to finish at bottom. Sindhu plays 3rd seed Korean Sung Ji Hyun in semifinal on Saturday. She leads Sung 6-3, winning the last two matches in 2016.

Wins all three:

    Tian Houwei (MS Group A), Ji Hun Sung (WS Group A), Yu Sun (WS Group B), Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (MD Group A), V Shem Goh / Wee Kiong Tan (MD Group B), Praveen JORDAN /Debby SUSANTO (XD Group A), Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (XD Group B), Misaki MATSUTOMO/Ayaka TAKAHASHI (WD Group A), CHEN Qingchen/JIA Yifan (WD Group B)

Lost all three:

    MS: Hu Yun (Group A), WS: Ratchanok (Group A), Carolina Marin (Group B), Angga PRATAMA/Ricky Karanda SUWARDI (MD Group A), Tontowi AHMAD/Liliyana NATSIR (XD Group A), Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara (XD Group B), Naoko FUKUMAN/Kurumi YONAO (WD Group A), Vivian Hoo/Khe Wei Woon (WD Group B)

Top 2 seeds Knocked out

    KO Sung Hyun/KIM Ha Na (Korea, XD Top seed), Lu Kai/Huang Yagiong (China, 2nd seed XD), Akane YAMAGUCHI (Japan WS 2nd seed)

Men’s Singles
Group A: Houwei shocks top seed Jorgensen to win all three and finish on top as both qualify for semifinals.

    Tian Houwei def Jan O JORGENSEN [1] 21-16 22-20
    Marc Zwiebler def Hu Yun 21-10 18-10 Retired

Group B: 2nd seed Son Wan qualifies despite losing final match and Vikor joins him upsetting Lee Chong.

    NG Ka Long Angus def SON Wan Ho [2] 24-26 21-8 21-11
    Viktor Axelsen def LEE Chong Wei 14-21 21-14 21-19

Women’s Singles
Group A: Ji Hun Sung shocks top seed Tai Tzu Ying winning all three to finish on top as both qualify.

    Ji Hun Sung def top seed TAI Tzu Ying [1] 21-15 21-17
    He Bingjiao def Ratchanok 21-19 10-11 Retired

Group B: Yu Sun wins all and with Sindhu qualifies as Carolina loses all.

    Sun Yu def 2nd seed Akane YAMAGUCHI 15-21 21-10 21-10
    PV Sindhu def Carolina Marin 21-17 21-13

Men’s Doubles
Group A: Top seeds finish 2nd as Danish pair win all three to qualify.

    Top seed Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda def Marcus Fernaldi GIDEON / Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO 21-15 21-19
    Mads Conrad-Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding def Angga PRATAMA/Ricky Karanda SUWARDI 21-15 18-21 21-18

Group B: 2nd seed top with all three wins as Chinese pair of Biao/Wei join in semis.

    2nd seed V Shem Goh / Wee Kiong Tan def Chai Biao/Hong Wei 16-21 21-13 22-20
    Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen get walkover

Women’s Doubles
Group A: Misaki MATSUTOMO/Ayaka TAKAHASHI win all def Chang/Lee as both enter semis.

    Misaki MATSUTOMO/Ayaka TAKAHASHI def Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (Korea) 21-18 21-14
    Luo Ying/Luo Yu def Naoko FUKUMAN/Kurumi YONAO 21-18 23-21

Group B: CHEN Qingchen/JIA Yifan won all to enter semis with Kamilla/Christinna

    2nd seed Kamila Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen def Jung Kyung Eun/Shin Seung Chan 21-19 9-21 21-16
    CHEN Qingchen/JIA Yifan def Vivian Hoo/Khe Wei Woon 21-17 21-18

Mixed Doubles
Group A: Top seeds Korean knocked out as Indonesian pair def 3rd seed Danish pair to win all. Both qualify for semis.

    Top seeds KO Sung Hyun/KIM Ha Na get walkover from Tontowi AHMAD/Liliyana NATSIR
    Praveen JORDAN /Debby SUSANTO def Joachim FISCHER NIELSEN /Christinna PEDERSEN 21-17 21-16

Group B: 4th seed Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen won all to reach semis with Danish pair.

    Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock def Lu Kai/Huang Yagiong 24-22 21-19
    Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen def Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara 21-19 21-14

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