BIRMINGHAM, England – Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi missed out on her second straight All England Badminton Championship on Saturday after dropping 21-17, 21-8 to Chen Yufei of China within the ladies’s singles semifinals.
Yamaguchi, ranked fifth on the earth, allowed the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and second-ranked Chen to take the lead from 9-9 en path to dropping the primary recreation and didn’t discover a breakthrough till the top of the 37-minute match at Utilita Enviornment Birmingham.
“The largest factor was, I made a number of errors,” Yamaguchi stated. “The opponent performed aggressively, and I made extra errors within the face of it.”
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