Ratchanok takes robust path to QF
Ratchanok Intanon and Busanan Ongbamrungphan moved into the ladies’s singles quarter-finals of the US$700,000 Fuzhou China Open yesterday.
Fifth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand.
In-form combined doubles stars Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai additionally progressed to the final eight of the BWF World Tour Tremendous 750 occasion.
Fifth seed Ratchanok wanted three video games to beat Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-8, 16-21, 21-7, however Busanan posted a complete 21-11, 21-15 win over China’s Cai Yanyan.
Nitchaon Jindapol, nevertheless, failed to hitch her compatriots within the final eight, shedding to fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-10, 21-11.
Ratchanok will subsequent play third seed and defending champion Chen Yufei of China, whereas Busanan will meet Canada’s Michelle Li, winner on the Macau Open on Sunday, who beat Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah 21-14, 21-10.
Dechapol and Sapsiree, chasing their fourth title of the 12 months, cruised previous Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing of Malaysia 21-12, 21-17.
The Thai duo, who gained the Macau Open on Sunday, will play one other Malaysian pair, Goh Quickly Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai, for a spot within the semi-finals.
There have been no Thais left within the ladies’s doubles occasion after Puttita Supajirakul and Sapsiree Taerattanachai misplaced to holders Lee So-Hee and Shin Seung-Chan of South Korea 20-22, 21-12, 13-21.
Males’s and girls’s prime seeds Kento Momota, the title-holder, of Japan and Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan each superior to the final eight as did Danish duo, fourth seed Anders Antonsen and seventh seed Viktor Axelsen.