Same country, rival, scenario and result. Just one week after winning his first title of the year, Carolina Marin has once again turned the extraordinary into a ritual by raising the trophy of Toyota Open. He also did it in Thailand and before the world number 1, Tai Tzu Ying, whom he defeated in two sets with another badminton recital: 19-21 and 17-21. The Huelva signed another sensational tournament and extended her winning streak in 2021, amounting to ten, and without having yielded a single set.
The start of the match match had little to do with last week’s in Bangkok. The Chinese woman notably raised her level, with a much more aggressive and precise game in which he reduced his unforced errors to a minimum. Caro, somewhat more imprecise, suffered with the attacks to the Asian’s body and had to go slightly behind in the first set after a partial of four consecutive points by Tzu Ying (11-9). After the change of side, the roles were reversed. The number 1, which He came from playing two very tough matches to three sets in the quarters and semifinals, it accused wear and tear and began to deflate. Carolina extended the exchanges with her characteristic solidity and linked six points in a row that gave her in set on her third opportunity (19-21).
“It bothers me the abductor in the network”, confessed the Huelva in the moments before the second sleeve, reason why his plan happened to reduce the game in the half track. Despite the setback, Caro enjoyed each point, smiling at times and returning all the flyers to the Asian side. Tzu Ying, desperate and without answers, went into crisis and Carolina already swept the scoreboard at the change of track (4-11). An insurmountable gap for any rival that is measured with the most lethal and reliable version of the Huelva, who based on clears, short angles and forceful shots flew imperially towards the triumph despite needing four opportunities to close it (17-21) .
On the horizon, the Masters Finals (January 27-31) where Carolina, according to her excellent level, will start as a great favorite although it is a tournament that still resists in her record. However, the sensations are unbeatable since did not win two consecutive titles as now since December 2019, when he conquered the Super 300 in India and the International Challenge in Italy. The number 1 is getting closer …