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Carolina Marin continues with the good streak of results that she has reaped in Thailand in recent days. After proclaiming herself champion of the Yonex Thailand Open, the Huelva-born woman began her career in the Toyota Thailand Open with a victory against the French Xuefei Qi by 21-9 and 21-18 to stand in the second round of the tournament.
The game started well for Marín, who took the lead from the start and managed to extend his lead to four points after a quarter with three consecutive goals (5-1). Despite the fact that Qi reacted to get within three points (7-4), Marín managed to keep the difference and left the sleeve almost on track with a 6-0 partial to put a difference of 10 points on the scoreboard (15-5). The Frenchwoman managed to stop the bleeding and place herself eight points apart, but the Huelva player did not slow down and, the first time he had, he closed the first set by a resounding 21-9.
In the second sleeve, Marín took the lead after Qi took the lead, but a 4-0 run for the Frenchwoman allowed her to gain the lead (5-3). However, Marín managed to react with a 6-0 run to get four points up (9-5). But Qi rebuilt and managed to equalize the match again (10-10). Marín caught air with four consecutive points but Qi managed to get within two points (15-13) and that he managed to maintain that difference by responding to each point of the Spanish. However, with 20-18 on the scoreboard, the Huelva did not miss her second match point to seal her pass to the next round.
Marín now expects a rival for this Thursday and his opponent will leave the Danish duel between Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt and Mia Blichfeldt looking for a place in the quarterfinals of the Toyota Thailand Open where he hopes to claim his second title of the season, again on Thai soil.
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