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Patna : Reigning Olympic champion and three-time former World Champion Carolina Marin, 27, Spain, entered the final of Yonex Thailand Open, an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1,000 badminton tournament, defeating 7th seed An Se Young, 18, South Korea, in straight games in semi-finals at Bangkok, Thailand, on January 16, 2021.

World No 6 Marin, the 5th seed, beat World No 9 Young 21-18, 21-16 in 51 minutes to reach Yonex Thailand Open Final. Marin won 42 rallies in the match to 34 by Yound. The Spainiard won 4 consecutive points to 5 by the South Korean. Marin now leads Younf 3-1 Head to Head.