By: Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao
The second seed Chou defeated Zhou Zeqi (周澤奇) of China 21-19 and 21-12 in the first-round match in 37 minutes to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Chou will next face World No. 36 Lee Cheuk-yiu (李卓耀) of Hong Kong. In their last encounter, at the YONEX Chinese Taipei Open 2018, Chou won in two straight games.
Meanwhile, Taiwanese Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) lost to world champion Kento Momota of Japan 18-21, 15-21 in the first round of the 2019 German Open in Mulheim. [FULL STORY]