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Ratchanok knocked out in quarters

Sep 21. 2019
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By The Nation

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Thai badminton ace Ratchanok Intanon was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at the China Open badminton in Changzhou on Friday.

However, the Thai mixed doubles pair of Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai stormed into the semi-finals. The fourth-seeded Thai duo beat the Malaysian pair of Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie 21-17 21-16 on Friday.

The sixth-seeded Ratchanok won the first game 21-13 against Japan’s Sayaka Takahishi but lost the next two 14-21, 20-22.

Two other Thai women were also shown the exit on Friday.  Giant-killer Pornpawee Chochuwong, who stunned world champion PV Sindhu on Thursday, lost to third seed Chen Yufei of China 20-22 13-21 while Busanan Ongbamrungphan went down to second seed Tai Tsu Ying of Taiwan 17-21 10-21.

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