Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen reaches semifinals at Badminton Korea Open

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Chou Tien-chen (周天成) / CNA file photo

Chou Tien-chen (周天成) / CNA file photo

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Chou Tien-chen (周天成) advanced to the semifinals of the men's singles at the US$600,000 Korea Open after defeating Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-13, 21-11 in the quarterfinals Friday.

In a match that lasted 39 minutes, the world No. 4 Chou started slowly, trailing Ginting 10-9 midway through the first game. But he ran off seven consecutive points to snatch the opener.

He scored another eight consecutive points in the second game to win it 21-11, sending him into a semifinal encounter Saturday against world No. 10 Kenta Nishimoto of Japan.

Meanwhile, Taiwan mixed doubles team Lee Yang (李洋) and Hsu Ya-ching (許雅晴) lost to second seeds Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 21-15, 21-14 in their quarterfinal match.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and William Yen)
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