Beiwen Knocks Off Yamaguchi, Advances to Semifinals

July 13, 2018, 1:10 p.m. (ET)

For the third time in 2018, American, Beiwen Zhang (World No. 12) has made it to the Semifinals of a BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament after her three-set victory against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (World No. 2), 14-21, 21-19, 21-19 at the Toyota Thailand Open.

Beiwen is now 3-5 all-time against Yamaguchi including 2-2 in her last four.

She has also defeated the No. 2, 3, 10, 14, 16, and 19th ranked players in the world to date in 2018.

Zhang will face Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara next – an opponent she is 0-3 against.

Okuhara defeated Aya Ohori in the quarterfinals, 21-12, 15-21, 21-19.

Watch all of Beiwen’s quarterfinals match from BWF: