Taiwan’s top badminton players advance at Yonex Thailand Open

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/13/2021
By: Lung Po-an and Kay Liu

World No. 2 Chou Tien-chen. Photo courtesy of the Badminton Association of Thailand

Taipei, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan's top ranked badminton players entered the round of 16 at the Yonex Thailand Open in Bangkok on Wednesday, after winning their opening match.

World No. 2 Chou Tien-chen (周天成) had a rough start against Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (No. 29), losing the first game 16-21, but he rallied 21-10, 21-14 to win the match.

Chou will face Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia (No. 18) next.

Meanwhile, world No. 12 Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) had a close match against Brice Leverdez of France, each winning one game, before the Taiwanese went on to clinch victory 21-12, 14-21, 21-16.    [FULL  STORY]

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