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Chinese shuttlers see combined outcomes as Japan Open begins

TOKYO, July 25 (Xinhua) — Chinese shuttlers had combined outcomes because the Japan Open badminton match kicked off right here on Tuesday.

China’s prime males’s singles participant Shi Yuqi received 21-17, 21-12 over Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong, China within the spherical of 32, however two of his teammates have been ousted.

Zhao Junpeng was crushed 21-13, 21-15 by Cheuk Yiu Lee of Hong Kong, China, whereas Li Shifeng misplaced to India’s Prannoy H.S. 21-17, 21-13.

In the ladies’s singles, China’s reigning Olympic champion Chen Yufei bested Sim Yu-jin of South Korea 21-13, 21-12, He Bingjiao overcame Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt 13-21, 21-11, 21-19, and Wang Zhiyi beat Dane Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt 21-12, 21-19.

In the combined doubles, Chinese top-seeded pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong smashed Japanese duo Hiroki Midorikawa and Natsu Saito 21-8, 21-13 in a fast match that lasted solely 29 minutes.

Three Chinese ladies’s pairs did not make it to the following spherical on Tuesday, as Japan’s Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota upset China’s duo Li Wenmei and Liu Xuanxuan 21-17, 21-14.

Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu have been defeated 21-18, 21-19 by Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai of Thailand, whereas Liu Shengshu and Tan Ning went all the way down to Malaysia’s Pearly Tan and Muralitharan Thinaah 21-11, 9-21, 21-19.

In the boys’s doubles, China’s Chen Boyang and Liu Yi misplaced to Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin of Chinese Taipei 21-17, 21-11.

The 2023 Japan Open will run till Sunday at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Stadium.