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China's Zheng/Huang crash out of quarters at badminton China Open

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CHANGZHOU, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Mixed doubles world No. 1 pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong had been unable to defend their title on the badminton China Open because the hosts fell to Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jung of South Korea within the quarterfinals on Friday.

Zheng and Huang, the highest seeds, took the primary recreation 21-17. However, their fifth-seeded adversaries claimed the following two video games, 21-13, 21-17. This marks one other victory for Seo and Chae over Zheng and Huang, echoing their win on the World Championships remaining in Copenhagen simply two weeks in the past.

“I think they are more stable and faster than before. With two weeks to go before the Asian Games, we need to make adjustments and try our best to have good performance,” Huang stated.

Second-seeded Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino of Japan and fourth-seeded Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand additionally met their match on the quarterfinal stage.

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In the ladies’s singles, the highest 4 seeds all superior to the semifinals. World No. 1 An Se-young of South Korea bested Han Yue of China 15-21, 21-15, 21-17, whereas third-seeded Chen Yufei secured a 21-18, 21-11 victory over fellow Chinese He Bingjiao.

“I feel very honored that the Chinese players take me as a stronger opponent. In fact, I still have a lot to learn, and the Chinese players are like a mountain for me. I will continue to work hard,” 21-year-old An commented.

Tai Tzu-ying of Chinese Taipei and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan additionally superior to the ladies’s singles semifinals.

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In the boys’s singles, world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark defeated Loh Kean Yew of Singapore 21-17, 23-21. Chinese rivals Shi Yuqi and Lu Guangzu each earned full-game wins and can face off within the semifinals.

In the ladies’s doubles, high seeds and defending champions Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China triumphed over Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota. They’ll subsequent problem one other Japanese duo Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, who overcame compatriots Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara 21-14, 21-16.

In the boys’s doubles, China’s Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang bested fellow nationals Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi 21-18, 21-19, progressing to the semifinals.

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