Denmark Open: Former Danish league players battling for semifinal


The two Danish badminton league clubs, Odense and Greve, have had a couple of big names in their women’s singles within the last few seasons. Spanish Carolina Marín was a safe win for Odense in 2012-2013 while Michelle Li was it for Greve in the 2014-2015 season.

Those two faced each other today at the Denmark Open quarterfinals, where the Spanish world champion was the one to seek revenge. Their only previous match was at the Sudirman Cup earlier this year, where Michelle Li won a tough and close match by 12-21 27-25 24-22.

Leading all the way
Unfortunately today’s match never reached the same exciting level as the previous battle between the two. Carolina Marín was too strong for that.

Being down 0-6 and 1-9, Michelle Li was sailing behind from the very beginning of first set. She managed, however, to climb up and get closer to Marín, but none the less did it help as the Spaniard won 21-14.

Second set was a bit similar. Spanish lead from the beginning – as a matter of fact, the Canadian wasn’t leading at any time during the entire match – and the usual aggressive style from the left-handed world champion from Spain.

Carolina Marín won the set 21-11 and is now ready for the semifinals at Denmark Open tomorrow. Here she will face the winner of Wang Yihan and P. V. Sindhu who will play later today.

You can see all results from today’s matches here.

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