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Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying into quarterfinals at Malaysia Masters

2019/01/17 14:46

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Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) beat Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark to advance to the women's singles quarterfinals Thursday at the 2019 Malaysia Masters.

After losing the first set, the world No. 1 stepped up the pace to run away with the next two sets and defeat her world ranked 21st opponent 19-21, 21-12, 21-10 in 41 minutes.

Tai has a 5-0 record against Kjaersfeldt, and is the only Taiwanese player left in the tournament. The 24-year-old Taiwanese will face either Chloe Birch of England or Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the quarterfinal.

Tai reached the women's singles finals at the 2018 Malaysia Masters but lost to Intanon 21-16, 14-21, 24-22.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Chi Jo-yao)Enditem/AW