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Roundup: China’s Chen Yufei knocked out of Japan Open

TOKYO, July 27 (Xinhua) — Olympic champion Chen Yufei of China was unexpectedly eradicated by U.S. shuttler Beiwen Zhang 21-17, 24-22 within the girls’s singles second spherical at Japan Open 2023 right here on Thursday.

It is third-seeded Chen’s first loss to the U.S. participant of their 5 encounters up to now.

Chen cited slower tactical choices and her opponent’s adaptability because the elements to her failure.

Among the opposite girls’s singles matches, China’s Han Yue displayed outstanding resilience by mounting a comeback to defeat Singapore’s Yeo Jia Min 15-21, 21-14, 21-12, and He Bingjiao secured a convincing 21-12, 21-11 victory over compatriot Wang Zhiyi.

However, Zhang Yiman misplaced 21-10, 21-10 to fourth-seeded Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei. Han and He are set to face Tai and Beiwen Zhang respectively within the quarterfinals.

In the boys’s singles spherical of 16, China’s Shi Yuqi demonstrated his prowess by clinching a 21-14, 21-17 victory over Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong, China. Shi now units his sights on a semifinal conflict in opposition to Japan’s Kodai Naraoka.

“It was not an easy victory. A meticulous approach was needed at each point as I certainly felt the pressure from my opponent’s relentless style of play,” Shi instructed Xinhua after the match.

China’s Weng Hongyang did not advance, shedding 21-15, 21-14 to fifth-seeded Jonathan Christie of Indonesia.

In the boys’s doubles, China’s duo Liang Weikeng/Wang Chang misplaced 21-16, 23-21 to Akira Koga/Taichi Saito of Japan, and Ren Xiangyu/Tan Qiang misplaced 21-11, 23-21 to Japan’s Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi.

However, Ou Xuanyi/Liu Yuchen received 21-14, 21-17 over Malaysia’s Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin and superior to the quarterfinals, the place they’ll face Japan’s Koga and Saito.

In the ladies’s doubles, top-seeded Chinese duo Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan continued their dominant type with a snug 21-15, 21-13 win in opposition to Malaysia’s Chen Kong Le/Tee Tina, extending their undefeated streak in opposition to them to 5 matches. They will play in opposition to Japanese duo Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida.

Also on Thursday, combined doubles No. 1 duo of Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong from China swept Malaysia’s Chen Tang Jie and Toh Ee Wei 21-11, 21-13. Meanwhile, one other Chinese duo Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping overcame Lee Chun Hei/Ng Tsz Yau of Hong Kong, China 21-19, 12-21, 21-17.

However, China’s Jiang Zhenbang/Wei Yaxin did not progress, shedding 21-16, 21-13 to South Korea’s Seo Seung-jae/Chae Yu-jung.

The Japan Open 2023, which kicked off on Tuesday, will run till Sunday at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Stadium.