|Nguyễn Tiến Minh (left) and Vũ Thị Trang will compete at the Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open in Sydney. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnam International Challenge winners Nguyễn Tiến Minh and Vũ Thị Trang will represent Viet Nam at the Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open which will start today in Sydney.
Un-seeded Minh will play Takuma Ueda from Japan who came through the qualifying rounds in the first round of the men’s singles event tomorrow.
The event features world No 1 Chen Long of China and No 2 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.
On the women’s side, Trang will play Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore in the women’s singles match.
The title favourites of the event are world No 2 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand and No 4 Li Xuerui of China.
The 2016 XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open Superseries will offer one of the most lucrative sporting prize pools in Australia, with US$736,000 up for grabs. It also gives athletes one of the last opportunities to earn world ranking points needed to compete and improve their seeding at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. The finals are on Sunday, June 12. — VNS