Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold: Sung’s hot streak continues


2014 Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold | July 15-20 | Taipei Taiwan
Final day notes & results
VICTOR Star Sung Ji-Hyun’s hot streak continues. Lin Dan’s second Taipei Open win in eight years. Here’s the final results:
  MS Lin Dan [7] CHN 21-19, 21-14 CHN Wang Zhengming [2]  
  WS Sung Ji Hyun [1]  21-13, 21-18 CHN Liu Xin [6]  
  MD Andrei Adistia INA
Hendra Aprida Gunawan INA
21-14, 16-21, 21-16 CHN Li Junhui
CHN Liu Yuchen
Greysia Polii [4] INA
Nitya Krishinda Maheswari INA
21-18, 21-11 CHN Yu Yang [1]
CHN Wang Xiaoli
  XD Liu Yuchen CHN
Yu Xiaohan CHN
21-12, 21-14 INA Alfian Eko Prasetya
INA Annisa Saufika
Andrei Adistia
Andrei Adistia, 2014 men's doubles winner with Hendra Aprida Gunawan.

"Victory Number": 15
World no.5 Sung Ji Hyun stays hot in Taipei. She is now on a 15-victory streak at the Taipei Open, winning in 2011, 2013, and this year in 2014 after edging Liu Xin 21-13 21-18. She was absent in 2012.
Sung Ji-Hyun
Sung Ji Hyun, 2011, 2013, and 2014 singles champion. 

Player of the week
Former no.1 and reigning world champion Lin Dan captured second Taipei Open victory after eight years. The left-hander is now projected to rise back into the top 10 with just seven tournaments played (and just one match lost in the stretch).

Battle of the week
Pai Yu-Po scored first career win over her big sister, seventh-seeded Pai Hsiao Ma, 21-13 21-18, in the round of 16. The recent Canada Open Grand Prix runner-up came up the more inspired and finally lifted the head to head between the sisters to 1-2. Older Pai appeared emotional at the post match presser not for the loss but seeing her little sister’s improvement. Both of them are, for the first time, recruited for Team Chinese Taipei in the Asian Games in late September.
Pai Yu Po
Pai Yu Po made her first Taipei Open quaterfinal after taking down sister Pai Hsiao Ma.

VICTOR STAR of the week 
Chen Hung Ling has made the Final 4 three times with three partners in the home tournament, winning in 2009 with Lin Yu-Lang, runner-up in 2012 with Lu Chia-Pin, and for this year he’s been on the headlines again with VICTOR rising star Wang Chi-Ling. In their international debut, Chen/Wang beat fourth seed Kido/Fernaldi and went all the way to the semis before losing to Chinese pair Liu/Li in two tight games.
Chen Hung Lin, Wang Chi Ling
Chen (front) only started playing with Wang at a national competition in May but the two clicked immediately.
Chen Hung Ling, Wang Chi Ling
First-time pairing on the international tour, Chen (right) and Wang after their quarterfinal victory.

( Edit by VICTOR Badminton )