|Vũ Thị Trang earns a berth in the second round of the Vietnam Open badminton event on July 20. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Host athletes Vũ Thị Trang and Nguyễn Thùy Linh booked their berths in the second round of the Yonex Sunrise Vietnam Open badminton tournament.
No 4 seed Trang yesterday defeated Cheng Chi Ya of Chinese Taipei 21-12, 23-25, 21-14 in the first round of the women’s singles.
“I am not at my best in this competition because of my heel injury. I played with a little difficulty against Cheng but I worked hard and won,” Trang said.
She will next play Susanto Yulia Yoshephin of Indonesia. In their first meet two years ago in this tournament Trang came from behind to win 17-21, 21-15, 21-16.
Linh beat Yu Chien Hui, also from Chinese Taipei 21-13, 21-17. Her next rival will be No 3 seed Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong.
The annual tournament will run until Sunday with US$90,000 up for grab. — VNS