By: William Yen
Taipei, March 14 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton aces Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) and Chou Tien-chen (周天成) advanced into the semifinals of their respective categories at the Yonex All England Open after straight-game triumphs in the quarterfinals Friday.
The second-seeded world's No. 2 Tai toppled world No. 17 Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-9, 21-11 in a match that lasted only 30 minutes.
Tai opened the match with a 13-2 run and never looked back, winning the first game 21-9. Chochuwong made a stunning attempt in the second game to cut the deficit to two points, but Tai returned to shut out her opponent with six unanswered points to inevitably pocket the game 21-11.
The Taiwanese shuttler now holds a 3-0 head-to-head record against the 22-year-old Thai who just recently won the women's singles at the Barcelona Spain Masters 2020 in February, after defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in an over one hour long final match. [FULL STORY]