Lin Dan, Chen Long in quarters Of Badminton Asia Championships

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Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships

Wuhan: Lin Dan and Chen Long both eased into the quarter-finals of the 2015 Dong Feng Citroen Badminton Asia Championships with straight-set victories on Thursday.Chen Long could meet Lin Dan in the final of Badminton Asia Championships

Second seed Lin Dan barely broke sweat as he saw off Farzin Khanjani of Iran 21-9, 21-7 in under 21 minutes.
 
Chen Long also progressed with little fuss in Wuhan, taking just 31 minutes to beat Ratnajit Tamang of Nepal 21-7,21-15.
 
The biggest upset from Thursday’s games came in the women’s singles category, where third seed Wang Shixian of China was defeated by Bae Yeon Ju of Korea 20-22, 11-21 in a hard-fought match that lasted 50 minutes.
 
Malaysia’s men’s singles player Chong Wei Feng emerged victorious from an easy match over Artyom Savatyugin of Uzbekistan. Chong won by 21-6, 21-9 in 22 minutes. Chong will clash with Tian Houwei of China in the quarter-final.
 
Meanwhile, women’s doubles pair of Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei from Malaysia got an easy ride to the quarter-finals after they were granted a walkover by Aktar Shapla and Alina Sultana of Bangladesh. Vivian Hoo/Woon Keh Wei will take on Ma Jin/Tang Yuanting of China on Friday. However, Malaysia’s top women’s singles player Tee Jing Yi 8-21, 11-21 was knocked out of the tournament by fourth seed Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in the third round.

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