Japan’s upcoming player Sayaka Takahashi made her presence strongly felt and reached into Women’s Singles semi-final after upsetting Thailand’s Sapsiree Taerattanachai in quarter-final battle at Yonex Australian Badminton Open 2013 on Friday, April 5, in Australia.
The seventh seeded Sayaka, who has been showing an impressive performance throughout the tournament, remained on track in the quarter-final against the second seeded Sapsiree and won the battle by consuming just 29 minutes on court.
Japanese player started her campaign in a surprising manner as she played with great control in her shots and maintained her rhythm all the way to end up the match in two sets with a killing margin of 21-11 and 21-8.
The second seeded Thai shuttler, on the other hand, could not produce better shots in the quarter-final clash. She failed to maintain her winning performance as she made many unforced errors and eventually bowed down against Sayaka in a humiliating manner.
Sayaka played with phenomenal control in her shots and managed to take over the pace of rallies from starting rallies of the first set.
Japanese shuttler proved that she has obtained top class skills on court and ultimately successful in getting a strong domination in the arena.
The in-form Sayaka did not show any confusion as she was in complete command of rallies until the end of first half.
The fight proceeded in the same manner after the one-minute break as Sayaka did not lose her commanding position in the arena.
Sayaka continued executing powerful smashes in targeted areas and eventually took the opening game with an inspiring margin of 21-11.
The lower ranked Sayaka did not lose her concentration at any stage in the first half of second set as she played with confidence and precision.
The impressive Sayaka entertained the crowd with her lofty skills that assisted her to put pressure on her opponent who could not produce good form.
The second seeded Sapsiree failed to show strong performance in the second set of this fight as her rival Sayaka played better game and secured the game with a reasonable 21-8 margin on the board.