World Tour Finals: Women’s singles semi-final preview

Carolina Marin, Tai Tzu Ying, Pornpawee Chochuwong and An Se young make it to the last four.

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Pornpawee Chochuwong vs Carolina Marin

The day 4 of the BWF World Tour Finals hold in store some exciting matches withthe semi-finals scheduled.

Let’s have a look at the matches in the women’s singles category.

Match Details: Carolina Marin vs Pornpawee Chochuwong

  • Date: 30th January 2021
  • Tournament: BWF World Tour Finals
  • Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok
  • Category: World Tour Season Finale
  • Round: Semi-Final

Carolina Marin vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Women’s singles semi-finals Match Preview 

Neither Carolina nor Chochuwong have won this title ever. Carolina, give the form she is in and the hunger for winning will surely be putting her best foot forward to win the semi-final match. Pornpawee Chochuwong is brimming with confidence from her matches beating Tai Tzu Ying and Ratchanok Intanon. In the momentum, she is capable of managing another spectacular victory.

Carolina Marin vs Pornpawee Chochuwong:  Head-to-Head

Carolina leads the head-to-head 6-1 against the 23-year old Thai. The last meeting between the pair as in the Yonex Thailand Open two weeks ago. Marin won 21-8, 21-12 at ease. In the finals of Barcelona Spain Masters 2020, Chochuwonghadbeaten Carolina at her home ground 21-11, 16-21, 18-21.

Carolina Marin vs Pornpawee Chochuwong: Match Prediction

Carolina Marin is more likely to be the favourite to win given the fiery form she is in. Her pace has been unmatched so far. Although she lost to An Se Young in the final match of the group stage, she has stated that she treated it like training and did not exert herself because she had already qualified for the knockouts.

Prediction: Carolina Marin wins.

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An Se Young and Tai Tzu Ying lock horns

Match Details: Tai Tzu Ying vs An Se Young

  • Date: 30th January 2021
  • Tournament: BWF World Tour Finals
  • Venue: Impact Arena, Bangkok
  • Category: World Tour Season Finale
  • Round: Semi-Final

Tai Tzu Ying vs An Se Young: Women’s singles semi-finals Match Preview 

Tai Tzy Ying has been struggling to find her form and rhythm in the past three weeks, scraping off wins with much difficulty. An Se Young, on the other hand is fit and extremely consistent. After having lost twice in the finals Tai Tzu would be looking to improve the performance with a title.

Tai Tzu Ying vs An Se Young:  Head-to-Head

The “Young” Korean leads the head-to-head 1-0 against the world number one. An Se won the match in their one and only meeting so far at the Sudirman Cup 2019, 14-21, 21-18, 21-16.

Tai Tzu Ying vs An Se Young: Match Prediction

The odds are against the world number one, with fitness issues and loss of confidence due to jinx in the finals. An Se Young has an advantage of head-to-head lead as well. Tai Tzu is making lots of errors of late. An Se Young has minimal errors. If Tai Tzu does not control the shuttle well, the Korean is very well capable of converting the match in her favour.

Prediction: An Se Young wins in a close match.

When and Where to watch?

The semi-final matches start at 8:30 AM IST and will be telecast live on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India and Disney+ Hotstar OTT platform.

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