The Spanish Carolina Marn, eighth favorite, surpassed the second round of the prestigious All England tournament, which she won in 2015, when she beat China Wang Zhi Yi in 36 minutes of the game.
Marn, current Olympic champion, three-time world champion and three times in Europe, clearly beat her rival, 21-13 and 21-14.
“I am happy to reach the quarterfinals. Today I felt very good on the track, very focused, and I knew at all times what I had to do,” said the current Olympic champion, three-time world and European champion. .
Carolina Marn was happy with her performance and predicts a tough game to reach the semifinals of the British tournament: “It was the first time I played against her and we have made a good game plan. Tomorrow we will go to the quarterfinals against the japanese Akene Yamaguchi, as always a complicated rival, but we will go for it all, we will give our best and we will continue to enjoy on the track which is the most important thing, “he declared.
In the quarterfinals, she will face the Japanese Akene Yamaguchi, third seed, in the quarterfinals, who overcame the fratricidal duel Sayaka Takahashi by 21-13 and 21-15.
All England is the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world and began in 1898. It has been in Birmingham since 1994
“The situation is quite controlled”
Marón called for “calm and patience” regarding the coronavirus crisis, although he has not hidden the uncertainty that reigns in the World Badminton Federation (BWF), which has not informed whether the tournaments will go ahead, and has revealed that India has He has refused a visa to participate in the contest in two weeks' time in New Delhi.
“At the moment, the situation is quite controlled. There are very few cases, compared to what is happening in Spain, especially in Madrid. I want to convey calm, patience in this situation and that you follow the instructions of the health personnel,” he explained in a video with his coach, Fernando Rivas.
“It is advisable to stay at home, not go outside, not take the children out or put them in contact with the grandparents, who are the most affected in this situation. Much encouragement to all and much patience and calm,” he continued.
For his part, Fernando Rivas acknowledged that they are experiencing “a lot of uncertainty” regarding the sporting situation. “The World Federation is not transmitting very concise information, it is practically improvising from one week to the next. We do not know if the tournaments will be held or not,” he said.
In this sense, he assured that both he and Marn have been denied visas to enter India, where, predictably, to continue the international calendar with the Indian Open in New Delhi from March 24 to 29. “In two weeks we are in India, but we have been denied a visa. However, the tournament will continue its course,” he said.
“It is quite unfair that Carolina cannot participate and other athletes know and can score. We are at the expense of each country, because the World Federation does not have a clear policy regarding the continuity of the calendar or the suspension,” he concluded.
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