Kasumi Ishikawa Reaches New Heights, Champion In Bremen

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Kasumi Ishikawa has won her first Women’s Singles title at the German Open following a strong effort at the 2018 edition of the tournament.

The Japanese competitor overcame challenges from Wu Yang and Cheng I-Ching on her path to the final where she met Korea Republic’s Suh Hyowon.

Seeded 14th in Bremen, Suh Hyowon was one of the standout players on display at the event, claiming fantastic victories over the likes of Miu Hirano and top seed Feng Tianwei ahead of the gold medal contest.

However, the defensive speciallist couldn’t quite earn the dream finish she had hoped for at the competition, missing out to second seed Kasumi Ishikawa at the final hurdle (11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6).

“Germany is a lucky place for me, because I won the Mixed Doubles at the World Championships here last year. Thanks to the fans here for cheering for me.” – Kasumi Ishikawa

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