As many as 10 seeded players or pairs crashed on an upset-dominated Day 3 of the YONEX GAINWARD German Open 2022.
Yamaguchi, also the three-time defending champion, went down 21-17 21-11 while Tai suffered her first defeat (21-15 21-18) in seven meetings against Takahashi.
Women’s doubles lost its second and fifth seeds following Lee Sohee/Shin Seungchan and Chiharu Shida/Nami Matsuyama’s failure to beat Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu and Jeong Na Eun/Kim Hye Jeong respectively.
Zhang and Zheng battled 80 minutes before defeating Lee/Shin 21-19 15-21 21-14 in their maiden meeting.
Indonesian men’s singles stars, fourth-seeded Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and sixth-seeded Jonatan Christie, succumbed as well, albeit rather meekly. Christie was beaten comprehensively by Kunlavut Vitidsarn 22-20 21-9 while Ginting only lasted 34 minutes against Lakshya Sen in his 21-7 21-9 loss.