dense: Malaysia’s mixed doubles pair – Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai survived another scare in their journey after defeating the 2017 Japan Open winners and No. 6 seeds Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping of China 21-14, 16-21, 21-18 in the Denmark Open second round on Thursday.
Goh/Lai will take on qualifiers of Denmark Niclas Nohr/Sara Thygesen in the quarter-finals.
After making a slow start to the match, women’s singles No. 1 seed Tai Tzu Ying had to work harder to overcome Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand 12-21, 21-18, 21-8 in 63 minutes. Tai will play Kim Hyo Min of Korea on Friday.
Saina Nehwal who defeated Carolina Marin in the women’s singles first round yesterday, secured the 42-minute second round win with a dominant display, defeating Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand 22-20, 21-13. Nehwal faces No. 4 seeds Akane Yamaguchi in the quarter-finals.
In women’s doubles, World No. 2 pair Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan of China was stunned by unseeded Della Destiara Haris/Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia 23-21, 18-21, 10-21 in 53 minutes. The Indonesian pair is set to face-off against No. 6 seeds Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto next.