Slovakia Open 2022,Taiwan won four out of five categories

Slovak Open 2022

 Home favorite and Center of Excellence player failed to become Slovakia's first champion since the inaugural 1993 edition. In women's singles, top seed Martina Repiska succumbed to European U17 silver medalist Poland, Joanna Podedworny in the second round, and lost in the women's doubles quarter-finals to Katarina Vargova. While Slovakia's Milan Dratva and Czech's Katerina Tomalova lost their opening encounter against their respective champions. 

After Fabian Roth's semifinal loss to Chi Yu Jen, Wiktor Trecki/ Magdalena Swierczynska are the only European athletes to reach the final. Interestingly, they got a walkover against two Hong Kong pairs in the quarter-finals as well as the semifinals. The Polish duo finished as runners-up, losing to representatives of Hong Kong, Yeung Ming Nok/ Yeung Pui Lam in the final with 21-16, 21-12.

 •Consecutive title for Lee Chia Hsin•

 The second women's doubles semifinal match was declared "No Match". As a result, the winners of the other semifinals automatically lift the trophy. Partnered with Teng Chun Hsun, Chia Hsin lifted the second Slovak Open trophy in a row. The Taiwanese pair beat Yeung Nga Ting/Yeung Pui Lam with tenacity. Losing 21-16, 15-21 and 22-20, Pui Lam failed to repeat her mixed doubles victory.

Both countries had to settle for one win from the three finals of the Slovakia Open 2022. Malaysian pair Boon Xin Yuan/Wong Tien Ci overcame Hong Kong players Law Cheuk Him/Lee Chun Hai Reginald in three grueling matches. They won 21-18, 14-21 and 21-19. Lee, a former World Championship bronze medalist, is back in the spotlight for his country. Similarly, in perhaps the most exciting match of the day, young Indian Aditi Bhatt beat his Taiwanese opponent. Wen Chi Hsu was in control as he won the opening match 21-19. 

However, he let his momentum swing the other way, conceding 21-10. Bhatt took advantage of a small opportunity that arose. He won 25-23 in the decider. After the withdrawal of Riko Gunji and Rui Hirokami/ Yuna Kato in the semifinals, Japan was only represented in the men's singles. However, Riku Hatano did not disappoint. He passed Yu Jen 21-17, 21-15 to win the 2022 Slovakia Open.



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