by Ian Marshall, Editor
Competing in Class 1-3, at the final hurdle Xue Juan, the top seed, accounted for colleague Li Qian, the no.2 seed (7-11, 11-5, 21-19, 11-1), after at the semi-final stage having ended the hopes of Korea Republic’s Lee Migyu (11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7), the player who in Incheon four years earlier had won the Class 3 title.
Impressive from Xue Juan, it was the very same from Zhou Ying in Class 4; similarly the top seed, at the semi-final stage she beat Thailand’s Wijittra Jaion, the no.3 seed (11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 17-15), prior to securing the title at the final expense of Chinese Taipei’s in-form Lu Pi-Chun (11-5, 11-8, 11-2). Earlier in the penultimate round, Lu Pi-Chun, not seeded, had beaten China’s Zhang Miao, the no.2 seed, by the very narrowest of margins in a five games contest (11-5, 11-8, 11-2).
A close call for Lu Pi-Chun; in the Class 11 final, it was a close call for Ng Mui Wui. The no.2 seed, at the final hurdle, she accounted for the host nation’s Ana Widyasari, the top seed (11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 15-13, 11-5): the player who one round earlier had ended the hopes of Wong Ka Man, the no.3 seed and defending champion (7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2).
The remaining finals in the Women’s Singles events will be staged on Tuesday 9th October.
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