By: Huang Chiao-wen and William Yen
Taipei, Sept. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Chou Tien-chen (周天成) advanced
to the semifinals of the men’s singles at the 2018 China Open after defeating Son Wan-ho of South Korea 21-17, 21-14 in straight games Friday.
In a match that lasted 39 minutes, Chou, ranked fifth in the world, was the first to settle, going on a run of six consecutive points during the first game, which he won 21-17.
In the second game, Chou stepped up the pressure on Son, ranked number seven in the world, taking another six consecutive points and winning the game 21-14.
Chou now faces Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, ranked 13th in the world, in the semifinals. [FULL STORY]