Yonex French Open have crowned its champions!
Mixed doubles: JIANG/WEI titled in France
For the opening of finals day, Chinese rising stars JIANG Zhen Bang and WEI Ya Xin (n°6) won their first title in France, against TANG Chun Man and TSE Ying Suet (n°18, Hong-Kong), outsiders of this competition. For their first confrontation, the match was hardly contested and put on a fine show for the Glaz Arena audience, 21/17 15/21 21/12.
JIANG/WEI: “We feel happy and excited. In fact, when I walked out of the court, I still hadn’t realized that we actually won. Strategically because they were left-handed, we had to adapt and focus on their right-hand side.”
Women’s simples: CHEN Yu Fei does it again
The women's singles final saw world no. 3 CHEN Yu Fei (China) defeat TAI Tzu Ying (no. 4, Taipei) in two sets. In a remake of the Tokyo Olympic final, the scenario repeated for the Chinese player, who won (21/17 22/20) for her first title at the Yonex French Open.
CHEN Yu Fei : “It has been a year since we last played and I noticed that she’s more stable than before, and more confident also. I had to keep calm and be patient. I feel very happy of course. Very happy to win this match.”
Men’s simples: CHRISTIE is the King!
In the final of the men's singles draw, Jonatan CHRISTIE (n°6, Indonesia) overturns LI Shi Feng (n°7, China) to finally win the Yonex French Open (16/21 21/15 21/14). Finalist in 2019, he takes his revenge to conclude an impressive tournament.
Women’s doubles: Another win for LIU/TAN
Same old, same old! The final of the Yonex IFB 2023 is reminiscent of the Artic Open in Finland. As they did two weeks ago, chinese youngsters LIU Sheng Shu and TAN Ning (n°13) got the better of Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL and Rawinda PRAJONGJAI (n°11, Thailand) and triumphed at the end of an unbelievable match: 26/24 21/19.
LIU Sheng Shu/TAN Ning: “We feel very good. We did our best today and we managed to get through it. We just adapted to the situations and it worked.”
Men’s doubles: Standing ovation for ASTRUP and RASMUSSEN
The only European representatives in these finals, Danish showmen Kim ASTRUP and Anders Skaarup RASMUSSEN (n°6) won the french public’s heart at the Glaz Arena. Facing Indonesians Muhammad Shohibul FIKRI and Bagas MAULANA (n°12), they won their first title in France 21/14 10/21 21/18.
RASSMUSSEN/ASTRUP: “It feels surreal, there is something about this period that doesn’t make sens but it continues. We are extatic and a bit confused. We found a good level in the third game, it was really intense and they played a really good match as well, it was final worthy. We always said Paris was our second best place to play but this venue is incredible as well. There is something about the French crowd, they are always extatic to see quality sports and it was a pleasure to step on court all week”.