Tai Tzu Ying Saves 5 Match Points, Subdues Chen Yufei in Indonesia Open Thriller

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Tai Tzu Ying saves 5 match-points to beat Chen Yufei in the 2022 Indonesia Open semi-finals. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Tai Tzu Ying saves 5 match-points to beat Chen Yufei in the 2022 Indonesia Open semi-finals. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Jakarta: After dropping the first set to Chen Yufei of China 10-21, the World No. 2 Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei pulled off a great escape in the Indonesia Open women’s singles semi-finals when the fierce Taiwanese fought off five match points to win the second game 26-24.

The second-game victory went on to spark Tai’s comeback in the decider, as she claimed the third set 21-12.

The Taiwanese will be chasing her second title of the season on Sunday when she meets Wang Zhiyi of China in the final. Tai won her first title of the season at the Thailand Open in May by defeating Chen Yufei 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.

Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong of China who won the Indonesia Masters last Sunday, were on course to win their second title in two weeks when they overcame compatriots Wang Yilyu/Huang Dong Ping 21-6, 21-14 to take on Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino of Japan in the mixed doubles final.

Meanwhile, the women’s doubles final was the only final without any players from China. The No. 4 seeds Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota will set up an all-Japanese battle with No. 6 seeds Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida for the women’s doubles crown.

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