|Nguyễn Thùy Linh enters YONEX Bendigo International 2022 quarterfinal round. Photo sggp.org.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thùy Linh has advanced to the quarterfinals of the YONEX Bendigo International 2022 in West Bendigo, Australia.
The Vietnamese No. 1 is also a top title favourite at the tournament. She met no difficulty in beating qualifier Yi En Hsieh of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-9 after 28 minutes on October 14.
Linh also had an easy win in her first round match on October 13, defeating Yu Chien Hui of Chinese Taipei 21-13, 21-16 in half an hour. While Linh is the world No. 57, her 17-year-old rival stands at No. 792.
Olympian Linh will next face Malaysian world No. 407 Karupathevan Letshanaa in the quarterfinals.
Letshanaa won 21-10, 21-18 over Zih Ling Huang of Chinese Taipei who was promoted from qualifiers in another second round match.
The Bendigo tournament finals will be held on October 16. Linh then will travel to New Zealand to compete in the VICTOR North Harbour International 2022 which begins on October 20. VNS