Lucky Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Lucky Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Hong Kong’s Hu Yun, China’s Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen and Malaysia’s Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei found themselves heading to Dubai after three qualifiers declined/ withdrew from the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

While China’s Chen Long (Men’s Singles) and Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng (Men’s Doubles) declined the wild card invitations they received as Olympic gold medallists, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (Women’s Doubles) withdrew due to Maheswari’s knee surgery. All three of the new invitees replaced the earlier qualifiers by virtue of their place in the Destination Dubai Rankings.

Hu Yun (Men’s Singles, featured image) – HONG KONGdubai-world-superseries-finals-logo

Destination Dubai Ranking: 9

Date of Birth: 31 August 1981

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open – semi-finals; Xiamenair Australian Open – quarter-finals; BCA Indonesia Open – quarter-finals

Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen (Men’s Doubles) – CHINA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 10 May 1995/ 25 July 1995

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Open Japan – winners; Victor Korea Open – runners-up; OUE Singapore Open – semi-finals


Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei (Women’s Doubles) – MALAYSIA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 10

Date of Birth: 19 March 1990/ 18 March 1989

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Open Japan: quarter-finals; BCA Indonesia Open – semi-finals