Tuan Chau HaLong Open One Star
- Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam
- May 9-12, 2018
The semifinals are set for Tuan Chau Island One-Star with three of the four pool play winners advancing. Top seeded Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto, No. 2 Yui Nagata/Minori Kumada and No. 12 seed Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi will represent Japan. No. 5 seed Sofia Starikov/Noy Chorin of Isreal claimed the fourth spot, besting No. 3 seed Sara Olivova/Karolina Rehackova of the Czech Republic.
Suzuki/Sakaguchi went to tie-break to claim their spot in the podium race, edging Thi Thanh Tram/Nguyen Thi Mai of Vietnam 21-19, 18-21, 15-6.
Starikov/Chorin played through the Round of 12, topping Nai-Han Kou/Pi Hsin Liu (Chinese Taipei), before upsetting the Czech duo, winning both in straight sets.
Nagata/Kumada will face Starikov/Chorin at 9 p.m. ET.
Suzuki/Sakaguchi will take on Mizoe/Hashimoto at 10 p.m. ET.
The podium matches are set for 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. respectively.
Round of 12
Maria Tyndeskov/Line Trans (Denmark) def. Fanny Lindstrom/Sara Malmstrom (Sweden) 21-10, 21-19
Thi Thanh Tram/Nguyen Thi Mai (Vietnam) def. Ya-Hsuan Yu/Tzu-Yi Pan (Chinese Taipei) 21-19, 21-14
Sofia Starikov/Noy Chorin (Israel) def. Nai-Han Kou/Pi Hsin Liu (Chinese Taipei) 21-17, 21-19
Helle Sondergard/Simone Okholm (Denmark) def. Michal Barannik/Anita Deev (Israel) 23-21, 21-19
Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto (Japan) def. Maria Tyndeskov/Line Trans (Denmark) 21-17, 25-23
Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi (Japan) def. Thi Thanh Tram/Nguyen Thi Mai (Vietnam) 21-19, 18-21, 15-6
Yukako Suzuki/Kaho Sakaguchi (Israel) def. Sara Olivova/Karolina Rehackova (Czech Republic) 21-13, 21-16
Yui Nagata/Minori Kumada (Japan) def. Helle Sondergard/Simone Okholm (Denmark) 21-10, 21-11