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Carolina Marín continues to show the great form with which she started the 2021 season. The Huelva, current Olympic champion, is already in the semifinals of the Toyota Thailand Open after defeating the Turkish Neslihan Yigit in straight sets by 21-6 and 21-15. Marín was a real cyclone in the first round, where he hardly gave opportunities to a Yigit that did put the Huelva-born in trouble in the second set, although Marín managed to react in time to close the game on the fast track.
Although Yigit took the first point of the match, Marín achieved a partial 8-0 that allowed him to put land in the middle in this first set (8-1) and even extend the advantage shortly after to 9 points (11-2). The Turkish tried to close the gap but found herself with an intractable Carolina Marín who managed to chain seven consecutive points to close the first set with a resounding 21-6.
In the second set Marín took the initiative in the first points and even had an income of four points on the scoreboard (6-2). However, Yigit did not lose face to the game and, after approaching a point, he achieved a 0-5 run to turn the game around (7-10). It was difficult for Marín to react to the Turkish’s points and finally got four consecutive points to go ahead on the scoreboard (12-11). The Huelva was able to respond to each point of Yigit and with a new partial of 4-0 managed to open a gap on the scoreboard (17-13) to finally maintain these differences and close the set and the match in the first occasion of which it had by 21-15.
With this victory Carolina Marín goes to the semifinals of the Toyota Thailand Open, where she will face South Korean Se Young An, who beat the Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong in two sets by 21-15 and 21-18. It will be the fifth time that Marín is measured against An, with whom he has a balance of 3-1 and whom he defeated last week in the semi-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open (21-18 and 21-16). ‘Caro’ will seek to reissue that triumph to reach the final of the Toyota Thailand Open in search of his second title of the season.
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