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Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying advances to badminton singles final in Denmark

2018/10/20 22:01:53

Image taken from Tai Tzu-ying's Facebook page

Taipei, Oct. 20 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) cruised past her Chinese opponent in two straight games Saturday to advance to the Denmark Open women's singles final.

Tai, the top-ranked women's singles badminton player in the world, routed World No. 8 He Bingjiao 21-14, 21-12 in a match lasting just 30 minutes.

The victory marked Tai's seventh victory in her last nine encounters against the Chinese player.

She will next face Saina Nehwal of India in the final on Sunday.

In men's singles, Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen (周天成) knocked out South Korean Son Wan-ho 17-21, 21-19, 21-15 to advance to the semifinals the previous day.

He will go up against Anders Antonsen of Denmark late Saturday for a ticket to the men's singles final.

(By Lin Yu-li and Ko Lin)