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By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Taiwan’s defending champion Chou Tien-chen progressed to the Yonex Badminton French
Open men’s singles final, defeating Denmark’s world No. 2 Jan Jorgensen in straight sets (21-11, 21-19) on Saturday, the Chinese Taipei Badminton Association reports.
This was the fifth-ranked Chou’s fourth consecutive victory over Jorgensen, having lost five out of nine previous encounters.
Chou will take on Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who was ranked first worldwide for 199 consecutive weeks from 2008 to 2012 and now ranks 19th. The Paris event represents a fresh start for Lee, who was handed an eight-month ban for doping by the Badminton World Federation.
Meanwhile, fourth-ranked women’s player Tai Tzu-ying from Taiwan was knocked out the competition by the world’s top-ranked Carolina Marin from Spain, losing 17-21, 17-21, in the semifinals Saturday. [FULL STORY]