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Chinese shuttlers advance to all groups' quarter finals in Indonesia Open


20:55, June 13, 2013

JAKARTA, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese players have marched forward to vie in quarter finals of all five groups contended in 2013 Indonesia Open super series badminton championship with four women doubles (WD) pairings securing berths in the round.

Three of those Chinese WD players were scheduled to vie Indonesian contenders in the quarter finals after they defeated their opponents in qualifying matches held Thursday.

The No.1 players Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang are to vie Indonesian hopeful WD pairing Anneke Feinya Agustin/Della Destiara Haris after they stopped South Korean and Indian pairings to secure berths in quarter finals.

Another Chinese WD seeded players Ma Jin/Tang Jinhua would contend Pia Zebadiah Bernadet/Rizki Amelia Pradipta. The Chinese players seeded No.4 have to stop Indonesian players seeded No.7 to seize a semifinal berth.

Bao Yixin/Cheng Shu, seeded No.8, to meet Indonesian WD players Nigtya Khrisinda Maheswari/Greysa polii in the quarter finals. Meanwhile, the No.5 Chinese WD pairing Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei would vie the winner of a qualifying match between Indonesian and Japanese players.

China's Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, the No.5 men's doubles (MD) players will meet Indonesian pairing Mochamad Achsan/Hendra Setiawan after they brushed aside Indonesian pairings to get the quarter finals.

The No.7 MD players Lu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan from China did not perform the qualifying match on Thursday, thus enabling British players Chris Adcock/Andrew Ellis to walk free to get a berth in quarter finals.

In men's single and women's single groups, China secured two berths in quarter finals after Du Pengyu and finalist of 2012 Indonesia Open Li Xuerui successfully trashed their opponents in their matches on Thursday.

The No.8 player Du Pengyu takes on Indonesian hopeful player Hayom Rumbaka, while Li Xuerui, seeded No.1, stopped Japanese player Kaori Imabeppu in Thursday's match and is to vie South Korean player Bae Yeon Ju in the quarter finals.

China's Chang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, seeded No.3, secured a mixed doubles (XD) quarter final berth after trashing South Korean contender Baek Choel Sin/Ye Na Jang. Ma Jin/Xu Chen, the No.1 XD players, were scheduled to play against Indonesian players Markis Kido/Pia Zebadiah later in the evening to qualify a berth in quarter final.

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