|Vũ Thị Trang enters quarter-finals of Việt Nam Open 2017. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Vũ Thị Trang won a berth in the quarter-finals of the Việt Nam Open badminton tournament yesterday.
The No 4 seed defeated qualifier Sarita Suwannakitborihan of Thailand 21-16, 21-18 in the women’s singles at the Nguyễn Du Gymnasium.
Trang will next play No 7 Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei who defeated her compatriot Liang Tiang Yu 21-18, 21-12.
Trang is currently world No 53 while Pai is No 47. It will be the first meeting of the two players.
In the mixed doubles, host athletes Đỗ Tuấn Đức and Phạm Như Thảo were ousted after losing 21-13, 21-9 to qualifying pair Yang Minh-Tse and Sung Shuo Yun from Chinese Taipei in the second round, ending Việt Nam’s interest in the event. — VNS