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Singles, Women

Date9 – 16 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Gongye Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants47 from 43 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The defending champion was Zhang Ning, but the #1 seed was her teammate, Xie Xingfan, who had won the 2005-06 World Championships and the 2005-07 All-England titles. They met in the final, and Zhang, ready to retire after the Beijing Olympics, won her final match in three sets, upsetting Xie. The bronze medal match was also an upset, as Indonesia’s Maria Yulianti defeated the #2 seed Lu Lan in three sets, after losing the opening set. Yulianti had never before made the podium at a major event.

PosPlayerNOC
1Zhang NingCHNGold
2Xie XingfangCHNSilver
3Maria YuliantiINABronze
4Lu LanCHN
=5Huaiwen XuGER
=5Wong Mew ChooMAS
=5Saina NehwalIND
=5Hongyan PiFRA
=9Volha KonanBLR
=9Tracey HallamGBR
=9Anna RiceCAN
=9Petya NedelchevaBUL
=9Tina BaunDEN
=9Wang ChenHKG
=9Eriko HiroseJPN
=9Jeon Jae-YeonKOR
=17Cheng Shao-ChiehTPE
=17Maja TvrdySLO
=17Anu NieminenFIN
=17Kristina LudíkováCZE
=17Karen Foo KuneMRI
=17Jeanine CicogniniSUI
=17Kerry-Lee HarringtonRSA
=17Hadia HosnyEGY
=17Yoana MartínezESP
=17Akvilė StapušaitytėLTU
=17Larysa HryhaUKR
=17Eva SládekováSVK
=17Lê Ngọc Nguyên NhungVIE
=17Claudia RiveroPER
=17Chloe MageeIRL
=17Salakjit PonsanaTHA
=33Xing AiyingSGP
=33Yip Pui YinHKG
=33Grace DanielNGR
=33Ana MouraPOR
=33Eva LeeUSA
=33Deyanira AnguloMEX
=33Sara PerssonSWE
=33Erin CarrollAUS
=33Juliane SchenkGER
=33Agnese AllegriniITA
=33Ella KarachkovaRUS
=33Thilini JayasingheSRI
=33Ragna IngólfsdóttirISL
=33Kati TolmoffEST
=33Kamila AugustynPOL

Round One (9 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Xie XingfangCHN bye
Match #2 Cheng Shao-ChiehTPE bye
Match #3 Maja TvrdySLO bye
Match #4 Volha KonanBLR Xing AiyingSGP 21-19, 21-12
Match #5 Huaiwen XuGER bye
Match #6 Anu NieminenFIN bye
Match #7 Tracey HallamGBR Yip Pui YinHKG 21-15, 21-17
Match #8 Kristina LudíkováCZE Grace DanielNGR 21-13, 21-8
Match #9 Lu LanCHN bye
Match #10 Karen Foo KuneMRI bye
Match #11 Jeanine CicogniniSUI Ana MouraPOR 21-9, 21-13
Match #12 Anna RiceCAN Eva LeeUSA 21-15, 19-21, 21-19
Match #13 Wong Mew ChooMAS bye
Match #14 Kerry-Lee HarringtonRSA bye
Match #15 Hadia HosnyEGY Deyanira AnguloMEX 21-18, 7-21, 21-14
Match #16 Petya NedelchevaBUL Sara PerssonSWE 21-10, 21-10
Match #17 Yoana MartínezESP Erin CarrollAUS 21-9, 21-16
Match #18 Maria YuliantiINA Juliane SchenkGER 18-21, 21-13, 22-20
Match #19 Akvilė StapušaitytėLTU bye
Match #20 Tina BaunDEN bye
Match #21 Larysa HryhaUKR Agnese AllegriniITA 21-15, 21-11
Match #22 Saina NehwalIND Ella KarachkovaRUS 21-9, 21-8
Match #23 Eva SládekováSVK bye
Match #24 Wang ChenHKG bye
Match #25 Lê Ngọc Nguyên NhungVIE Thilini JayasingheSRI 21-13, 21-12
Match #26 Eriko HiroseJPN Ragna IngólfsdóttirISL 21-6, 19-7 DNF
Match #27 Hongyan PiFRA bye
Match #28 Claudia RiveroPER bye
Match #29 Chloe MageeIRL Kati TolmoffEST 18-21, 21-18, 21-19
Match #30 Jeon Jae-YeonKOR Kamila AugustynPOL 21-15, 21-5
Match #31 Salakjit PonsanaTHA bye
Match #32 Zhang NingCHN bye

Round Two (10 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the third round.

Match #1 Xie XingfangCHN 1Cheng Shao-ChiehTPE 21-1, 21-9
Match #2 Volha KonanBLR Maja TvrdySLO 21-17, 21-14
Match #3 Huaiwen XuGER 7Anu NieminenFIN 21-17, 21-8
Match #4 Tracey HallamGBR Kristina LudíkováCZE 21-18, 21-13
Match #5 Lu LanCHN 3Karen Foo KuneMRI 21-3, 7-1 DNF
Match #6 Anna RiceCAN Jeanine CicogniniSUI 21-10, 21-13
Match #7 Wong Mew ChooMAS 8Kerry-Lee HarringtonRSA 21-4, 21-4
Match #8 Petya NedelchevaBUL Hadia HosnyEGY 21-7, 21-4
Match #9 Maria YuliantiINA Yoana MartínezESP 21-9, 21-14
Match #10 Tina BaunDEN 6Akvilė StapušaitytėLTU 21-6, 21-8
Match #11 Saina NehwalIND Larysa HryhaUKR 21-18, 21-10
Match #12 Wang ChenHKG 4Eva SládekováSVK 21-7, 21-8
Match #13 Eriko HiroseJPN Lê Ngọc Nguyên NhungVIE 21-7, 21-12
Match #14 Hongyan PiFRA 5Claudia RiveroPER 21-6, 21-9
Match #15 Jeon Jae-YeonKOR Chloe MageeIRL 21-12, 21-14
Match #16 Zhang NingCHN 2Salakjit PonsanaTHA 21-23, 21-17, 21-7

Round Three (11 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Xie XingfangCHN 1Volha KonanBLR 21-16, 21-15
Match #2 Huaiwen XuGER 7Tracey HallamGBR 21-10, 21-7
Match #3 Lu LanCHN 3Anna RiceCAN 21-7, 21-12
Match #4 Wong Mew ChooMAS 8Petya NedelchevaBUL 21-16, 21-8
Match #5 Maria YuliantiINA Tina BaunDEN 618-21, 21-19, 21-14
Match #6 Saina NehwalIND Wang ChenHKG 421-19, 11-21, 21-11
Match #7 Hongyan PiFRA 5Eriko HiroseJPN 21-12, 16-21, 21-6
Match #8 Zhang NingCHN 2Jeon Jae-YeonKOR 21-11, 21-12

Quarter-Finals (13 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Xie XingfangCHN 1Huaiwen XuGER 721-19, 22-20
Match #2 Lu LanCHN 3Wong Mew ChooMAS 821-7, 29-27
Match #3 Maria YuliantiINA Saina NehwalIND 26-28, 21-14, 21-15
Match #4 Zhang NingCHN 2Hongyan PiFRA 521-8, 19-21, 21-19

Semi-Finals (15 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match, losers advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Xie XingfangCHN 1Lu LanCHN 37-21, 21-10, 21-12
Match #2 Zhang NingCHN 2Maria YuliantiINA 21-15, 21-15

Final Round (16 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Zhang NingCHN 2Xie XingfangCHN 121-12, 10-21, 21-18
Match 3/4 Maria YuliantiINA Lu LanCHN 311-21, 21-13, 21-15