Chinese shuttlers secure three berths in men's and mixed doubles quarterfinals

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FUZHOU, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shuttlers booked three spots each in men's doubles and mixed doubles quarterfinals of HSBC Badminton World Federation World Tour Super 750 China Fuzhou Open on Thursday.

In the second round of the Fuzhou tournament, Chinese men's pairs and mixed pairs showed up the power and collected six victories out of nine matches in total. Six pairs advanced further to the quarterfinals.

However, Chinese women pairs are not lucky enough and suffered too many early exits and Li Wenmei/Zheng Yu was the only pair who took a win on Thursday and secured the position of the next round.

The Olympic gold winner Chen Long, the sixth seed in men's singles, grabbed an easy win against Hsu Jen Hao from Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-11.

Second-seeded Shi Yuqi in men's singles overcame Kazumasa Sakai of Japan, 21-10, 21-17 to face the 8th seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia in the quarterfinals on Friday. Shi kept the unbeaten record of 3-0 against Ginting.

Huang Yuxiang grabbed the first set before losing the following two sets in the match against the seventh seed Son Wan Ho of South Korea.

Fourth-seeded Chen Yufei in women's singles didn't turn her lead into win in the first set and lost the opener 19-21 due to too many turnovers. She played more patiently in the second and the decider, forcing her Thai opponent to score only 9 and 10 points in the following two sets.

Chen will meet sixth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarterfinals on Friday and the latter outplayed the 19-year-old Han Yue 21-15, 21-14.

The 8th seed in women's singles He Bingjiao overturned the match 1-2 against Michelle Li from Canada with the opener loss.

"We met three times before and I can hardly say I know her well," said 21-year-old He, "I felt nervous during the game. She's getting much better than before. I fell into her pace in the opener and was not very clear on the moves. I need higher world rankings, hoping to play further in the tournament." Enditem

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