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Two Taiwanese badminton players progress in India

Staff writer, with CNA, New Delhi

Taiwanese badminton players Chou Tien-chen and Wang Tzu-wei on Thursday moved through to the men’s singles quarter-finals at the India Super Series at the Siri Fort Sport Complex in New Delhi.

Chou and Wang won hard-earned victories in their matches against Malaysia’s Daren Liew and Russia’s Vladimir Malkov.


In Chou’s match against Liew, it was anyone’s game in the first set, but Chou eked out a 21-19 victory.

Although Liew came back to take the second set, Chou dug deep in the third to win the match 21-19, 17-21, 21-6.


Wang lost the first set against Malkov 19-21.

Malkov’s mistakes in the second set made for a close match with a 21-18 score, before Wang ran away with the third set 21-12.

Chou, the world No. 7, was yesterday to face-off against India’s Sai Praneeth.

Wang, who is No. 12, was to compete against China’s Shi Yuqi in the quarter-finals.


Tawain’s Hsu Jen-hao, competing in the men’s singles, and Lu Ching-yao and Yang Po-han, competing in the men’s doubles, failed to advance on Thursday.

The India Super Series is a Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 500 event, with prize money of US$350,000. The finals are to be held tomorrow.

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