Akane Yamaguchi loses in All England Championships semifinals

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi missed out on her second straight All England Badminton Championship on Saturday after dropping 21-17, 21-8 to Chen Yufei of China within the girls’s singles semifinals.

Yamaguchi, ranked fifth on the planet, allowed the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and second-ranked Chen to take the lead from 9-9 en path to dropping the primary recreation and didn’t discover a breakthrough till the tip of the 37-minute match at Utilita Enviornment Birmingham.

“The most important factor was, I made a number of errors,” Yamaguchi mentioned. “The opponent performed aggressively, and I made extra errors within the face of it.”

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