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13 Sep, 2018
The sixth seeded Carolina Marin of Spain will face the
fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the Quarter-Finals at the BWF
Super 700 Japan Open 2018 in Tokyo, Japan on Friday.
In the match of three sets of Round 2, Marin defeated
Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand with 21-11, 21-23, 21-11, while Ratchanok
ousted Gregoria Mariaka Tunjung of Indonesia with 21-15, 21-13 on Thursday.
In another Women’s Singles matches, Chen Yufei of China
and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan also progressed into Quarters to face each other.
After defeating the Compatriot Sayaka Sato, Nozomi
Okuhara of Japan secures berth in the round-of-8 to face Chen Xiaoxin of China,
who trounsed World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the round-of-16.
In the Men’s Singles discipline, the third seed at the tournament Kento Momota
set up the clash with an
unseed Lin Dan of China in the quarters, while Viktor Axelsen of Denmark will
face Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia, and Chen Long of China will face
Khosit Phetpradab of Thailand, and Kidambi Srikanth of India will face Lee Dong
Keun of Korea.
If Srikanth defeats Lee Dong, we can expect to the clash
between him and Chen Long in the Semi-Finals at the Japan Open 2018.
In the doubles discipline, the Men’s Doubles top seeded
Indonesian players Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and the
second seeds Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen of China entered Quarters, while Zheng
Siwei/Huang Yaqiong of China of Mixed Doubles and Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota
of Women’s Doubles progressed into Quarters.
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