( file pic : Tai Tzu Ying & Carolina Marin)

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Patna : Reigning Olympic Champion and three-time former World Champion Carolina Marin, 27, Spain, and World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying, 26, Taiwan, will clash in the finals of HSBC BWF World Tour Finals at Bangkok, Thailand, on January 31, 2021. It will be their third meeting in the finals in January 2021. Carolina had defeated Tai Tzu in the finals of both Yonex Thailand Open and Toyota Thailand Open this month.

Carolina, the World No 6 beat World No 13 Pornpawee Chochuwong, 23, Thailand, in straight games 21-13, 21-13 in 40 minutes in the second  semi-finals on January 30, 2021.  The Spainiard dominated both the games. Carolina won 42 rallies in the match to 26 by Chochuwong. She won 7 consecutive points during the match to 3 by the Thai. Carolina now leads Chochuwong 7-1 Head to Head.

Tai Tzu beat World No 7 A N Se Young, 18, South Korea in the first SFs in straight games 21-18, 21-12 in 37 minutes the same day.