Date: Sep 16, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Taiwanese badminton players Chen Hung-ling and Wang Chi-lin were defeated in straight sets yesterday by their Chinese opponents in the men’s doubles semi-finals of the Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open in Tokyo.
The Taiwanese pair, ranked 11th in the world, lost 14-21, 16-21 to the second-ranked Chinese duo Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in just 33 minutes.
The Taiwanese reached the semi-finals by defeating the 29th-ranked South Korean duo Seo Seung-jae and Kim Won-ho 21-17, 21-19 on Friday.
In yesterday’s match, the Chinese players maintained a commanding lead and scored four consecutive points after reaching 12, then finished the first set with a clear win.