Teil der HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300
Preisgeld USD 210 000.–

19.–24. März 2024, St. Jakobshalle Basel

22. March 2024

Carolina Marin (ESP) still on track for her second title in Basel

Olympic champion and multiple world and European champion Carolina MARIN (ESP) had already announced earlier this week that she was not thinking about the tournament victory from the start, but was instead focusing on winning every single match and giving her best. So far, so good - today she proved that she means it.

In the women's singles quarter-finals, top seed Carolina Marin faced sixth seed KIM Ga Eun from Korea. Marin fell behind right at the start and first had to find her feet against Kim. However, Kim was already behind at 11-8 and the score went back and forth until 14-14, when Marin extended her lead to 19-14. Despite the impending loss of the set, Kim stubbornly fought back and managed to snatch a few more points from Marin - but the set still went to the Spaniard at 21-19.

Marin started the second set more confidently and stayed ahead until the score was 11-8. But then the Korean played all the stronger and forced her opponent onto the defensive. 11-11, 11-14, 12-15... Long rally after long rally was played and at times it looked as if Kim might win the second set after all. But the score was tied for the last time at 18-18, and then Marin didn't give up another point. The 2021 Swiss Open winner from Spain is therefore through to the semi-finals tomorrow and her chances of winning another Basel title remain intact.

Final result:
Carolina MARIN (ESP) [1] vs. KIM Ga Eun (KOR) [6]
21-19, 21-18