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Danisa Denmark Open 2018 - First Denmark title led Tai to 100K points club

Throughout the year the World Tour tournament in Odense is one of the most renowned events in the badminton calendar.

VICTOR is again Sponsor and in the organization within the second year and provides the whole equipment, team of professional stringers, a large brand area, multi-part sales booth. The fans, coming numerously, could only be positively surprised. Besides unbelievable rallies, stars to touch, there were also some autograph sessions. 

The VICTOR athletes approved their great form and above all: Tai Tzu Ying. She never left any doubt that she finally intended to win the tournament in “Badminton country Denmark”, was an all-round successful event. She is now Champion of the tournament with currently eighth titles of the season, and 100 thousand ranking points… Tai Tzu Ying made it at the DANISA Denmark Open 2018 presented by VICTOR! 

In the 52-minute battle against former World No.1 Saina Nehwal, Tai suffered from ups and downs. Finally, she found her familiar way and took the victory in three games by 21-13 13-21 21-6. It was her 11 consecutive wins over the Indian queen, and her first time to win the Denmark Open.

“It was hard! She speeded up and put a lot of pressure on me,” said Tai about their 18th meet on court, “however, I kept being fully confident of myself and glad that I won at last and the first time here!” She also thanked the fans, responsible for the wonderful atmosphere in the arena bringing her pleasure throughout the matches. The 8th championship this year added another achievement to Tai’s career. With the reward of ranking points, she became the 12th actor in history and the 2nd of women’s singles to reach the 100 thousand milestones. Her next stop will be, to do all she can to defend the French Open title.

Danish star Line Højmark Kjærsfeldt just ended up runner-up of Super 300 event as her best record. Playing back at home this week, she further proved herself with stronger performance at higher level. She marched into quarterfinals including beating Top 15 Aya Ohori and Beiwen Zhang in straight games. Although losing to Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 20-22 21-19 21-13, Kjærsfeldt has shown progress and competitiveness in recent weeks to break through on rankings.

There was also good news for Korea that mixed doubles Seo Seung Jae/Chae Yujung and women’s doubles Kim Hye Jeong/Kong Hee Yong both strived for a place in the semi-finals, especially Seo/Chae defeated the Hong Kong defending duo.

It was a great week for all badminton enthusiasts and we, as VICTOR – team, look forward to next year!