Date: Oct 20, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwanese badminton players on Friday advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s singles, men’sdoubles and mixed doubles at the Denmark Open in Odense.
Tai Tzu-ying cruised past Japan’s Aya Ohori to reach the women’s singles semi-finals in two straight sets, while compatriots Lu Ching-yao and Yang Po-han reached the semi-finals in men’s doubles and Wang Chi-lin and Cheng Chi-ya in mixed doubles.
In a match that lasted only 39 minutes, world No. 1 Tai scored a 21-16, 21-12 victory over world No. 26 Ohori. Tai next faces Chen Yufei of China.
Taiwanese duo Lu and Yang defeated the world No. 3 pairing, Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen of China, to reach the men’s doubles semi-finals in a 17-21, 21-14, 21-14 upset. [FULL STORY]