The Swiss and Japanese women’s wheelchair players continued their surge towards individual and doubles gold by storming into the semifinals on Friday.


Switzerland’s Cynthia Mathez (WH1) and Ilaria Renggli (WH2) made it to the last four of their individual competitions through different routes. Mathez was stretched to three games before she emerged victorious over Belgium’s Man-Kei To 23-21 10-21 21-18, while Renggli brushed aside Maria Gilda Dos Santos Do Antunes of Brazil in 17 minutes.   Henriett Koosz, the lone Austrian at the World Championships, also progressed to the medal rounds and takes on Mathez in her singles semifinal before partnering with Ignacio Fernandez of Spain in the mixed semi.


Both Mathez and Renggli then teamed up in the women’s doubles WH1-WH2 quarterfinals later in the evening to defeat Chinese Taipei pair of Hu Guang-Chiou and Yang I-Chen 21-10 21-10. Japan’s defending WH1 world and Paralympic champion Sarina Satomi eased into the semis with a 21-5 21-7 win over Kang Jung Kum of South Korea, while Paralympic bronze medallist Yuma Yamazaki ran out a 21-2 21-2 winner over India’s Annu Mohan. They are also in the last four of the women’s doubles WH1-WH2 where they take on South Korean pair of Jung Gyeoul and Kwon Hyunah. Weiterlesen...