By: Huang Tzu-chiang and Emerson Lim
Singapore, April 12 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton elites Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) and Chou
Tien-chen (周天成) both managed to stave off their staunch opponents on Friday to secure a slot in the semifinals at the 2019 Singapore Open.
In the women’s singles event, world No. 1 Tai opened the game with a 10-0 start against Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea and proceeded with an easy win, 21-11.
However, Tai found herself in trouble in the second game when drifts affected her play and cost her the game, 17-21.
The 24-year old who won the women’s singles at the 2019 Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur last week regained her composure with an 11-3 early lead and eventually secured the third game, 21-16. [FULL STORY]