By: Lung Po-an and Kay Liu
World No. 2 Chou Tien-chen (周天成), who plays for a team sponsored by Taiwan Cooperative Bank, won his first singles game at the event by beating Land Bank's Kan Chao-yu (甘超宇, world No. 498) 21-15, 21-6.
Chou last played in an international event at the YONEX All England Open in London where he reached the final of the men's singles in mid-March, before the World Badminton Federation suspended all scheduled events.
Since then, Chou said he has spent more time training due to the lack of competition and a new part of his regimen is spending two days a week with an athletics coach. [FULL STORY]