Dhaka, Bangladesh
Intanon, Okuhara advance

Intanon, Okuhara advance

Ratchanok Intanon and Busanan Ongbamrungphan moved into the women’s singles quarter-finals of the US$700,000 Fuzhou China Open, report agencies. In-form mixed doubles stars Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai also progressed to the last eight of the BWF World Tour Super 750 event. Fifth seed Ratchanok needed three games to overcome Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-8, 16-21, 21-7, but Busanan posted a comprehensive 21-11, 21-15 win over China’s Cai Yanyan. Nitchaon Jindapol, however, failed to join her compatriots in the last eight, losing to fourth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-10, 21-11. Ratchanok will next play third seed and defending champion Chen Yufei of China, while Busanan will meet Canada’s Michelle Li, winner at the Macau Open on Sunday, who beat Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah 21-14, 21-10.

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