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Patna : Reigning Olympic Champion and three-time former World Champion Carolina Marin, 27, Spain, and 7th seed A N Se Young, 18, South Korea, entered the women’s singles semi-finals of Toyota Thailand Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1,000 Badminton tournament, at Bangkok, Thailand, on January 22, 2021, winning their respective QFs matche in straight games.

Fifth Seed Carolina Marin, who had won the Yonex Thailand Open on January 17, 2021, beat World No 32 Neslihan Yigit, 26, Turkey, 21-6, 21-15 in 34 minutes in QFs. Carolina won 42 rallies in the match to 21 by Yigit. The Spainiard won 8 consecutive points in the match to 5 by Yigit. Carolina now leads Neslihan 4-0 Head to Head.

World No 9 A N Se Young beat World No 13 Pompawee Chochuwong, 23, Thailand, 21-15, 21-18 in 44 minutes in QFs on January 22, 2021. Young won 42 rallies in the match to 33 by Chochuwong. She won 6 consecutive points during the match to 4 by Chochuwong. It was first meeting between the two players.