Thai Beauty Pornpawee Chochuwong Upsets Former World No.1 at Singapore Open 2024

Trang Napie

Wed Jun 05 2024

Pornpawee Chochuwong
Carolina Marin
Singapore Open 2024
Chen Yu Fei

The world of badminton witnessed a significant upset at the Singapore Open 2024 as Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong defeated former world number one Carolina Marin. This victory holds great importance for Chochuwong as it ended Marin's 15-match winning streak.

Chochuwong, 26, expressed her delight at facing Carolina, stating, "It's a joy to play against Carolina, the Olympic champion. Four years ago, I won in her homeland. Maybe at that time she felt pressure, but today I can win because I am confident and playing well." The Thai player savored the moment and added, "I am very happy and enjoying this moment. Now, I need to calm down because tomorrow I have another match."

Following her victory over Marin, Chochuwong also defeated the 6th seed Han Yue in the second round, marking her first win against a Chinese opponent in four years. In the semifinals, she is set to face Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei, who leads their head-to-head record 12-1, with Chochuwong having only beaten her once back in 2018. This semifinal clash will be Chochuwong's biggest since the World Tour Finals in December 2021 and her first in a Super 750 level event.

Chochuwong remains focused on her upcoming challenge against Chen Yu Fei, emphasizing, "I won't think about anything, just run, fight, do what I have to do on the court. Let's start from scratch and fight." Can she continue her impressive form at the Singapore Indoor Stadium?

Pornpawee Chochuwong's triumph over Carolina Marin at the Singapore Open 2024 was a significant achievement. As she prepares to face Chen Yu Fei in the semifinals, all eyes will be on whether she can maintain her momentum and secure another memorable victory in her badminton journey.