Mixed Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Mixed Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

The list of eight Mixed Doubles qualifiers for the Dubai World Superseries Finals fell into place dubai-world-superseries-finals-logoin the opening round of last week’s Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open, the final stop in the 12-event strong MetLife BWF World Superseries circuit. Japan’s Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara grabbed the eighth spot in the Destination Dubai Rankings at the expense of Olympic silver medallists Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying. Here are brief profiles of the eight pairs that have qualified for the 14-18 December finale at Hamdan Sports Complex:

Destination Dubai Rankings (Top 8)

KO Sung Hyun/KIM Ha Na (featured image) – KOREA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 1

Date of Birth: 21 May 1987/ 27 December 1989

Recent Achievements:

2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals – runners-up

2016: OUE Singapore Open – winners; Victor Korea open – winners; BCA Indonesia Open – runners-up; Yonex Open Japan – runners-up; Yonex French Open – runners-up

7_Huang Yaqiong & Lu Kai

LU Kai/HUANG Yaqiong – CHINA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 2

Date of Birth: 4 October 1991 / 28 February 1994

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Sunrise India Open – winners; Xiamenair Australian Open – winners

Joachim Fischer

Joachim Fischer NIELSEN/Christinna PEDERSEN – DENMARK

Destination Dubai Ranking: 3

Date of Birth: 23 November 1978/ 12 May 1986

Recent Achievements:

2016 Yonex Denmark Open – winners; Yonex All England Open – runners-up

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ZHENG Siwei/CHEN Qingchen – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 4

Date of Birth: 26 February 1997 / 23 June 1997

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Open Japan – winners; Yonex French Open – winners; Xiamenair Australian Open – runners-up; Victor Korea Open – runners-up; Yonex Denmark Open – runners-up

Tontowi & Liliyana3

Tontowi AHMAD/ Liliyana NATSIR – INDONESIA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 5

Date of Birth: 18 July 1987/ 9 September 1985

Recent Achievements:

2015 World Championships – bronze medal

2016 Olympic Games – gold medal

2016: Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open – winners; Thaihot China Open – winners; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – winners

Praveen Jordan & Debby Susanto

Praveen JORDAN/Debby SUSANTO – INDONESIA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 12 January 1988/ 3 May 1989

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex All England Open – winners; Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – runners-up

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Chris ADCOCK/Gabrielle ADCOCK – ENGLAND

Destination Dubai Ranking: 7

Date of Birth: 27 April 1989/ 25 August 1984

Recent Achievements: 2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals winners

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Kenta KAZUNO/Ayane KURIHARA – JAPAN

Destination Dubai Ranking: 8

Date of Birth: 25 November 1985 /27 September 1989

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex French Open quarter-finals; Xiamenair Australian Open quarter-finals; OUE Singapore Open quarter-finals