By: Lung Po-an and Ko Lin
Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Taiwan’s badminton players Chou Tien-chen (周天成) and Wang Tzu-
wei (王子維) both succeeded in advancing to the next rounds of the Crown Group Australian Open on Friday, after beating their opponents in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
Chou, ranked fourth in the world, beat Soong Joo Ven of Malaysia 21-14, 21-8, in a 31-minute match played at Quaycentre, Sydney on Friday.
The Taiwanese ace on Saturday continued his unbeaten streak, ousting both Australian Daniel Fan and Malaysian Daniel Liew in two straight games without a loss in the first and second rounds since the tournament began on Tuesday.
It was the first time in his career that Chou went up against Soong, a 24-year old Malaysian currently ranked 72nd in the world. [FULL STORY]