Vũ Thị Anh Thư Shows Courage, Defeats Seed No. 7 at Ciputra Hanoi International Challenge


Thu Mar 14 2024

Ciputra Hanoi International Challenge
Vũ Thị Anh Thư
Lin Sih Yun
Akari Kurihara

In a gripping match at the Ciputra Hanoi - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2024, Vũ Thị Anh Thư displayed remarkable tenacity as she overcame the odds to defeat the 7th seed. Despite facing a tough opponent, Anh Thư's determination shone bright throughout the game.

Entering the match against Lin Sih Yun, a formidable seed in the tournament, Anh Thư took the court with confidence, unsettling her opponent who struggled to find her rhythm. This allowed Anh Thư to maintain a lead for most of the first set.

After establishing a comfortable point gap, Anh Thư faced a slight setback as she momentarily faltered, almost allowing her opponent to level the score. However, she quickly regained her composure and clinched the first set with a 21-18 victory.

In the second set, Lin Sih Yun came out strong, launching continuous attacks that tested Anh Thư's resilience, forcing her into a defensive position. Despite the challenges, Anh Thư remained composed, skillfully navigating through difficult plays to swiftly narrow the gap. Unfortunately, she sustained an injury during a crucial moment in the set after two impressive saves.

The injury somewhat affected Anh Thư's performance, giving her opponent an opening. Seizing the opportunity, Lin Sih Yun intensified her assault and claimed a 21-17 win in the set.

Heading into the deciding set, Anh Thư’s opponent from Taiwan showed signs of fatigue after exerting significant effort. In contrast, Anh Thư exhibited finesse and stability, showcasing strategic plays and remarkable saves. Displaying courage at crucial junctures, Anh Thư completed her stellar performance by defeating her opponent 21-14 in the third set.

Despite the setback of the injury, Vũ Thị Anh Thư's resilience and skill prevailed, securing her a well-deserved victory in a nail-biting match. With the injury not severe, Anh Thư is set to continue competing, facing Akari Kurihara from Japan in the third round of the Ciputra Hanoi - YONEX SUNRISE Vietnam International Challenge 2024.