Minh goes through to second round of All England Open

Update: March, 08/2013 - 00:00

Nguyen Tien Minh met no difficulty entering the second round of the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships on Wednesday in Birmingham, England.

Minh, the only representative from Viet Nam, defeated qualifier Chun Seang Tan of Malaysia 21-12, 15-21, 21-15 in 45 minutes.

Seeded eighth, he will next play Sourabh Verma from India.

The All England is one of the Super Series events, which offer total prize money of US$400,000.

This is Minh's third tournament. He lost the previous two.-VNS