|Top players: Nguyễn Tiến Minh (right) and Vũ Thị Trang will compete at Canada Open, which begins today. — Photo anninhthudo.vn|Viet Nam News
Nguyễn Tiến Minh and Vũ Thị Trang will take part in the Yonex Canada Open badminton tournament starting today in Calgary.
World No 31 Minh is seeded No 5 in the men’s singles and has a bye to start from the second round tomorrow.
His rival will be a winner of the match between Harsheel Dani of India and Timothy Chiu of the host.
Trang, world No 40, will play Laura Sarosi of Hungary in the women’s singles’ first round.
Trang will also be paired with Dương Bảo Đức in the mixed doubles event, facing rivals Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich of Canada.
Duo Đỗ Tuấn Đức and Phạm Như Thảo will face another host pair, Austin James Bauer and Kyleigh O’Donoghue, in another match.
Đức and his teammate, Minh Bảo, will then compete in the men’s doubles against Canadian Bauer and Ty Alexander Linderman.
The final matches are planned for July 3 at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre, where top athletes will vie for a US$55,000 prize. – VNS