PHILIPPINE OPEN 2007 – Twelve Seeds Fall

No less than twelve seeded players failed to win their first match in the opening day of the Philippine Open in Manila on Wednesday, with a lot of surprises. After […]

No less than twelve seeded players failed to win their first match in the opening day of the Philippine Open in Manila on Wednesday, with a lot of surprises. After the withdrawal of many top contestants, the main upsets came with the defeat of Tine Ramussen of Denmark (seeded 5th) to Malaysia’s Julia Wong, as well newcomers Gunawan and Riyadi, who bowed to Korea’s Han and Cho.

Japan’s doubles had a bad day with the loss of two of their best pairs as Ogura and Shiota lost to Chou and Ku or Chinese Taipei, while Ikeda and Sakamoto lost to another Taiwanese pair of Tsai and Hu. One other surprise was the loss of Russia’s Karachkova to the tiny Indonesian-born French Weny Rahmawati.

The highlight of the day was the quick victory of Gunawan/Wijaya over Chan/Hoon in straight games.
Thursday’s lineup also promises some inspiring matches.

All results HERE.

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About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.